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Foot and Ankle Injuries in Skateboarding

Skateboarding is a thrilling sport that demands agility, balance, and skill. However, it also comes with the risk of foot and ankle injuries that can sideline enthusiasts. These injuries range from minor sprains to more severe fractures, impacting both beginners and seasoned riders alike. Common injuries include ankle sprains, which occur when the ligaments supporting the ankle are stretched or torn due to sudden twists or falls. Fractures, particularly in the foot and ankle bones, can result from high-impact collisions or failed landings. Additionally, overuse injuries, such as tendonitis and stress fractures, can develop from repetitive strain on the feet and ankles. Proper protective gear, including sturdy shoes and ankle braces, can help lower the risk of injuries while skateboarding. Furthermore, mastering fundamental techniques and gradually progressing to more advanced maneuvers can reduce the likelihood of accidents. By understanding the potential risks and taking preventive measures, skateboarders can enjoy their passion while minimizing the chance of foot and ankle injuries. If you have endured a foot or ankle injury for any reason, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can effectively treat these types of injuries.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Dr. Paul Drucker from NYC Foot Care, PC. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in 70th Street Manhattan, 60th Street Manhattan, Jamaica, Queens, Plainview, NY and Fair Lawn, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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