The Weekend Warrior: Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Recreational Athletes

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R I Med J (2013). 2021 Dec 1;104(10):26-30.


Weekend warriors are recreational athletes who compress their physical activity into 1-2 weekly exercise sessions. The characteristic combination of general deconditioning and excessive activity can predispose these individuals to a multitude of foot and ankle injuries. The purpose of this review is to highlight the etiology and management of common foot and ankle injuries in recreational athletes.