If you experienced a sports or overuse injury we encourage you to request an appointment with one of our podiatrists now. We are able to accommodate new patients quickly and begin treatment to alleviate your pain as soon as possible.
Our doctors are runners and competitors (Dr. Sartori featured below). They understand the setbacks and frustrations that injuries bring on and we will partner with you to get you back on your feet quickly.
Many sports are hard on the feet because of quick repetitive movements, constricting footwear, and/or increased exposure to injury or trauma. Following is a brief overview of some of the most common injuries that result from particular sports.
Activities such as football, basketball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and baseball often lead to ankle and foot injuries. Improper support of shoes or cleats usual cause the injuries along with artificial turfs and inadequate stretching.
Start with icing, rest and compression if any injury does occur. Seek treatment early to prevent future problems. Make sure to warm up properly before any team event.
Martial Arts and Kick Boxing
Injuries commonly seen as a result of martial arts and kick boxing include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains. Stretching is recommended to help prevent injury: specifically, a minimum of 15 minutes of stretching before performing any kicking or punching.
Impact forces from aerobics can reach up to six times the force of gravity, which is transmitted to each of the 26 bones in the foot. That is why proper shoes are crucial to successful, injury-free aerobics. Shoes should provide sufficient cushioning and shock absorption to compensate for pressure on the foot many times greater than found in walking. They must also have good medial-lateral stability.
Remember! When it comes to preventing and treating injuries, the feet are often overlooked. It is not normal for a healthy child or teen to experience hip, neck or back pain. Feet are the foundation of our bodies and unaddressed foot problems can lead to other issues.
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