Basketball Injuries Specialists & Services

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota

Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists are dedicated to providing the best care for Basketball Injuries available. Our board-certified podiatrist has completed additional fellowship training in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot, ankle, and lower leg disorders. Whether it’s routine preventive care or complex reconstructive surgery, we employ the most advanced treatments to ensure our patients get the desired results.

We use cutting-edge technology such as the Remy Class IV Laser treatment, 3D printing and patient-specific implants/instrumentation (PSI) to provide customized surgery with superior outcomes. We also understand that education is a vital part of any treatment plan; for this reason, our staff takes the time to clearly explain everything you need to know about your condition before presenting potential solutions.

Our commitment is always to put your health first while providing individualized and compassionate care. We strive to create an atmosphere that is attentive to your needs so that you can get back on your feet again as quickly as possible with excellent standards of quality care. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your foot or ankle condition, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here for you!


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    Basketball Injuries

    Basketball, a sport enjoyed both competitively and recreationally, is unfortunately not without its potential foot and ankle complications. A myriad of injuries fall under this category, each with varying degrees of severity and treatment methods.

    Types of Basketball Injuries

    One of the most commonly encountered basketball injuries is the sprained ankle, stretching, or tearing of the ligaments that can range from mild discomfort to severe pain and instability. This can often lead to a chronic condition known as ankle instability, where the ankle repeatedly gives way, causing discomfort and presenting a higher risk for further injuries.

    Most Common Basketball – Related Injuries Include:

    • Ankle fractures are another potential injury, which involves a break in one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint. This can result in significant pain, swelling, and an inability to bear weight on the affected foot.
    •  Osteochondritis Dissecans, a joint condition experienced by basketball players where a portion of the bone loses its blood supply and begins to crumble, affecting joint movement.
    • Stress fractures, tiny cracks in the bone caused by repetitive force, and Jones fractures, a break in the area of the foot that has a limited blood supply, are other potential injuries associated with the sport.
    •  Achilles tendonitis, a related injury due to overuse of the Achilles tendon
    • Achilles rupture, a complete tear of the tendon, can occur from the constant running and jumping involved in basketball.

    Beyond this, the sport also exposes players to fungal nail infections and athlete’s foot due to the warm, moist environment inside basketball shoes that can be a breeding ground for fungi. Other common conditions include plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue running across the bottom of the foot, and ingrown toenails, which can be caused by ill-fitting basketball shoes.


    Regardless of the injury or condition, it is crucial to consult with a Foot and Ankle Specialist promptly for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Our team is proficient in managing these conditions, offering personalized treatment plans to get you back on the court as swiftly and safely as possible.


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