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What are the symptoms of foot related sports injuries?

Aaron Nelson
Sports Medicine

Pain, swelling and/or deformity are the main symptoms of foot related sports injuries. If you are unable to bear weight on the foot due to pain, you should seek the attention of a physician immediately. You may visually see swelling and or bleeding(bruising) in the area of pain. If swelling traps a nerve or you have developed a neuroma, you may experience numbness and/or tingling as well.

Pain is the most common and usually most obvious symptom of a foot related sports injury. Sports injury pain can last long after you stop playing, but it will likely be worse during a sport or exercise. You might also find swelling or bruising to the injured area. In some cases, you might experience an inability to put weight on your foot, or your foot might not be able to move as it normally does. A part of your foot that looks strange, such as a toe that is bent oddly, is a likely sign of a break or dislocation.

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