So...what is a metatarsal injury?
...it consists of bones, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. The five long bones on the top of the foot are metatarsals.
Lacking individual names, the metatarsal bones are numbered from 1-5 beginning on the side of the big toe.
Players of contact sports (especially football, rugby, and field hockey) are prone to metatarsal injuries for a number of reasons, including:
- Direct trauma (e.g. when a player accidentally kicks the foot of another player.)
- Rotational force (e.g. twisting of the foot. In many cases, the ankle will not be able to rotate far enough, and the lateral pressure applied to the metatarsal bone results in a fracture.
- Stress/overuse. (This one doesn't need much explaining!)
We've all seen the famous premier league metatarsal injuries. But what can you do to prevent this kind of injury?
Here at Zock, we've designed a product that aids in the treatment and prevention of metatarsal injuries occurring from impact. We're really proud to have created something that not only helps prevent these nasty injuries, but also gives those returning to play the confidence to give it their all on the pitch!
Over the past few weeks, we've been reaching out to physios across Europe to spread the word. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting updates about Zock and who's been using it!