Bad Footwear Can Hinder Your Feet in Sports

By gary@midiabeticfootcenter.com
November 15, 2013
Category: Foot Care

Proper FootwearStaying active is helpful to your cardiovascular system and your overall health. But, exercising in the incorrect footwear can cause more harm than good. “To get the most of your workout or from playing a favorite sport, it is imperative to choose the right footwear for the type of exercise you engage in, “says Dr. Matthew Garoufalis; president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

“Improper footwear can lead to irritation and injury.” The types of exercises or sport you partake in can influence the severity or kind of injury you experience, reports NBC 29. The APMA offers extensive tips on how to avoid foot injury while exercising.

If you believe you suffered a sports related foot or ankle injury, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can assess your injury and provide you with the best care for your feet.

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

· Plantar Fasciitis

· Plantar Fasciosis

· Achilles Tendinitis

· Achilles Tendon Rupture

·  Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Saginaw, MI and Essexville, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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