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Common Basketball and Volleyball Injuries
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Dr. Lee Cohen

October 2013 
Welcome to the Dr. Lee Cohen community.  Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in podiatric care.   We focus on addressing treatment, injury prevention, and athletic performance enhancement.
Doc. C's Shoe Picks: Basketball & Volleyball

Nike Zoom Kobe8     
Nike Zoom Kobe8          
Great traction, great cushion, great fit! A low top shoe with good support. 

Nike Hyperdunk

Nike Hyperdunk  

Great cushion, good hightop support, a favorite shoe for players of all levels.



Adidas Rose 3.5

  Adidas Rose 3.5

 Good support, quick movements with a nice sole design.  A favorite of guards all around the world.



Nike Hyper Quickness


Nike Hyper Quickness

Good support, great cushioning, reasonable price, and a new shoe this year.



Other good shoes to look at:

Adidas Crazy Quick, K1x, and the Nike Lebron x Elite Airpack




Nike Zoom Volley Hyper Spike

Nike Hyperspike

Good support, good movement, good cushion.



Asics Gel Domain 2

 asics gel domain

 Nice support, good cushioning, good comfort, good stability and traction.



Mizuno Wave Bolt 2

Mizuno wave bolt 2

 Sturdy air mesh upper for good breathability, great stability and traction.  An ideal shoe for serious players both men and women.



Other good shoes to look at:

Asics Gel Flashpoint, Mizuno Wave Tornado 8, Mizuno Wave Lightning, and the Nike Multicourt 10


Common Basketball & Volleyball Injuries
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)  

Patellar tendonitis is inflammation of the tissue (the patellar tendon) that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.  It is frequently caused by overuse from either jumping, running, walking or bicycling and/or from improper biomechanics.  The symptoms may include pain and tenderness around the patellar tendon, swelling of the knee, pain with jumping, running, or walking, especially downstairs or downhill, pain with bending or straightening the leg, or tenderness behind the kneecap.  For more information on how to treat and prevent patellar tendonitis. see our website at 
 Dr. Cohen Patient Education: Patellar Tendonitis

Ankle Sprain 
An ankle sprain is an injury that causes a stretch or tear of one or more ligaments in the ankle joint. A sprain is caused by twisting your ankle.  Symptoms may include mild aching to sudden pain, swelling, discoloration, inability to move the ankle properly, and/or pain in the ankle even when non weight-bearing.  For more information on how to treat and prevent an ankle sprain, visit our website at Dr. Cohen Patient Education: Ankle Sprain


Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is painful inflammation of the bottom of the  foot between the ball of the foot and the heel.  Possible causes are wearing high heels, gaining weight, and/or increased use such as in walking, standing or chair climbing.  The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain when you walk.  Typically this pain is worse first thing in the morning when you get out of bed and put your foot on the flat floor.  For more information on how to treat and prevent plantar fasciitis, visit our website at Dr. Cohen Patient Education: Plantar Fasciitis


Shin Splints
Shin splints causes pain along the inner side of the lower leg, ankle or foot.  This tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon.  It occurs from overuse of the tendon.  Symptoms include pain or tenderness of the inner side of the shin, ankle or foot, pain with lifting up your foot, and/or pain walking or running.  For more information on how to treat and prevent shin splints, visit our website at Dr. Cohen Patient Education: Shin Splints


Metatarsal Stress Fracture
The metatarsal stress fracture is the most common stress fracture seen in the human body.  These fractures occur as a cumulative result of abnormal forces directed through the feet during running.  No one foot strike is sufficient to break a bone, but the millions of times that the foot pounds into the ground is enough to cause a stress fracture.  There are 5 metatarsals in each foot.  The first metatarsal, which is behind the big toe, is thick and strong and rarely has a stress fracture, while the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals are usually the most common area for stress fractures to occur.  In addition to the amount of pounding the feet take, improper athletic shoe selection, overtraining, and/ or poor biomechanics of the body are all contributing factors in the development of stress fractures.  The most common symptoms are low level pain in the top of the foot which increases with activity.  There may or may not be swelling and you will most likely experience throbbing in your foot at the end of the day.  For more information on stress fractures, go to our website at Dr. Cohen Patient Education: Stress Fractures


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