What causes foot & ankle trauma?
Foot and ankle trauma can be caused by an array of different movements and impacts. While trauma is often associated with sports, these types of injuries are not exclusive to athletes.
Foot and ankle trauma may be inflicted by a direct blow to the foot or ankle, from twisting or turning the foot or ankle in an unnatural position, from slips, trips, or falls, or from jumping or running. Sports injuries are still a common cause of foot and ankle trauma, which can happen for a variety of reasons, including improper technique, inadequate warmup, and inadequate protective gear.
Overuse or repetitive motions can also put stress on the foot and ankle, resulting in injury.