Primary care of foot and ankle injuries in the athlete

Clin Sports Med. 1997 Jul;16(3):435-66. doi: 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70034-x.


A thorough knowledge of foot and ankle anatomy is required to allow an accurate and focused examination of the injured athlete. This short review has attempted to educate the treating physician on our approach to foot and ankle injuries commonly seen in athlete. We have tried to elucidate less common injuries that present in similar manner to the more common foot and ankle sprains and strains.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / diagnosis
  • Ankle Injuries / therapy*
  • Athletic Injuries* / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries* / therapy
  • Foot Injuries / diagnosis
  • Foot Injuries / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Primary Health Care / methods*
  • Sports
  • Sports Medicine / methods