Foot and Ankle Injuries in Basketball

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Foot and ankle injuries are a commonly encountered during basketball play. Recently, stars like Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant suffered injuries that can sideline players for weeks or the whole season. In fact, Stephen Curry injured his shinbone during a recent game against the Kings, resulting in a bone bruise.

A bone bruise is when the surrounding membrane of the bone called the periosteum can become injured and inflamed. Bone bruises can take up to six weeks to heal and feel better with active rest and icing techniques.

Ankle Sprain

 

Another more common basketball injury is an inversion ankle sprain. This usually occurs when a player jumps and lands on another player