More than just a sprain
Sometimes there is more than meets the eye with midfoot sprain injuries.
ALTHOUGH a midfoot sprain may appear to be a minor injury, it can be potentially devastating for an athlete. He or she may expect the pain and swelling to subside within a few weeks, so that play can then be resumed. However, if a Lisfranc injury is present, symptoms may continue with increased activity. The ensuing pain may actually continue for several months or longer. Furthermore, if an unstable injury is not appropriately recognised and treated, the athlete may develop early