Properly supporting your feet with comfortable and supportive shoes are key to preventing sports and exercise injuries.
Some common injuries incurred while exercising include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints. These injuries are caused by the inherent stress and repetitive motion that comes with the activity, but there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of having a painful foot or ankle problem.
Ankle pain has many possible causes and sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the pain. Initially, ankle pain can be treated with the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If pain and swelling do not subside after a day or two, you may have a more serious injury requiring the […]
The largest tendon in your body is the Achilles tendon that is easily identified by its thick, cord-like appearance at the top of the back part of your heel. A severe injury to this tendon can cause considerable pain and discomfort, but probably not as bad as having an arrow shot into it. This tendon […]
It can be a humbling experience to realize that your ability to walk, run, or stand requires the Achilles tendon, which is the largest tendon in your body and forms the critical connection between your calf muscle and foot. But when this incredibly strong tendon gets too overstressed or injured, it can result in a […]
Physical therapy is often thought by many people to be most effective after surgery or during recovery from an accident. However, there are many ways that physical therapy protocols can be added to regular health and exercise regimens rather than just in severe situations. The correct use of stretching and flexibility exercises can mitigate and […]
A frequent culprit that is responsible for causing heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is very common among competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and for the multitudes who spend hours on their feet all day working including landscapers, teachers, and delivery personnel. One of the most effective methods for treating heel pain is to instigate […]
As children participate in sports at younger and younger ages, and with the increase in intensive training and competitions, a pronounced spike in visits to the podiatrist’s office for foot and ankle injuries in children has been documented. The following suggestions will help to avoid many of these injuries and doctor visits: Proper footwear—Properly selected […]
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 […]
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 […]