Even though golf doesn’t involve vigorous running or jumping, it’s important to be aware of potential foot and ankle injuries. Golfers should keep the following risks in mind:
- Heel pain, also known as plantar fasciitis, can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course.
- The golf swing places stress on the feet and ankles, with common complaints often focused on the ball of the foot, which pivots to help drive the golf club through the swing. This stress on the ball of the foot can lead to conditions such as meta tarsalgia, capsulitis of the second toe, neuromas, increased pain in the big toe joint (often referred to as hallux rigidus), and sesamoiditis.