Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. They can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.
Foot and ankle injuries are common in athletes playing sports such as football, hockey and skating. Common injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis. Treatment for these conditions may include physical therapy, orthotics, braces, injections or surgery.