Category: Sports Injuries

What is Overpronation?

While people who run often for exercise are more prone to foot aches and pains in general, if you have untreated overpronation this pain and discomfort can also create havoc with your knees, hips, and back. Your podiatrist can perform a computerized gait analysis to see if you overpronate. What is Overpronation? As you walk […]

How to Prevent Running Injuries

While running is a wonderfully easy activity to get you out there and exercising, there are a variety of injuries that frequently affect runners. Many of these can easily be avoided with some proper care and precautions. Common running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints can be caused by the inherent […]

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

Professional athletes may be more susceptible to injury due to the years of repetitive stress from training and competition, but you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to experience a debilitating injury.   Some of the most common injuries seen by podiatrists include:   Ankle sprains and strains—When the ligaments and tendons that support […]

Preventing Common Baseball Injuries

The start of spring coincides with the start of baseball season, and many athletes young and old are participating in this popular sport. Compared to a contact sport like football it may not seem dangerous, but there are many common foot and ankle injuries that can result if proper prevention and care are not taken. […]

Preparing for a Marathon

There are many reasons why people sign up for marathons. Often for a personal challenge, a healthier lifestyle, from inspiration by friends or family, or for an important cause. No matter what the reason, preparing for a marathon may seem like a daunting and challenging task, especially if it’s your first. Luckily, there are many […]

Choosing the Best Basketball Sneaker

With the NCAA’s March Madness well under way, there is currently a lot of focus on basketball! Many fans not only like to watch the game but also participate in the sport themselves. Like all sports, it is important to have the proper footwear to minimize injuries, so here is a guide to choosing the […]

Common Winter Foot Injuries

The winter tends to be a busy time for podiatrists in the New England area due to many common injuries that occur as a result of cold, icy, snowy weather. 25,000 people sustain ankle injuries each day, many as a result of slipping and falling on ice. Read about the common injuries and ways to […]

Warming Up for Exercise

The beginning of the year is a time when podiatrists see a rise in patients complaining of foot or ankle pain as they make a resolution to be more active. Many of these injuries can be prevented through proper warm ups and stretches. It is especially important during this time of year when it is […]

Preventing Football Injuries

Football season has officially started! The very popular high-contact sport is known for causing many injuries, both in the pro and amateur leagues. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a whopping 396,495 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms across the US in 2015 for football injuries. Sports related foot and […]

Treating Achilles Tendinitis

We often forget how much we rely on our feet and ankles in our everyday movements until we have an injury and can feel the pain and discomfort. Our ability to jump, run, and walk relies heavily on our Achilles tendon, which is the large tendon behind our heel that attaches to the calf muscles. […]