Ankle Conditions

5 Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Ankle Conditions, Blog, Foot Care, Sports | Comments Off on 5 Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

It’s all fun and games until someone breaks a leg. This mantra might have been your mother’s way to scare you away from jumping on the bed, but it’s true. Athletes are bound to deal with injuries over time, and many of those injuries target the foot and ankle. 1. Ankle Sprains The ankle joint is connected by many ligaments, which are prone to sprain due to overuse or being stretched or torn out of place. Preventative measures: You may be able to avoid sprains by wearing the right supportive footwear and stretching before athletic activity. You should also switch up your workout routine and incorporate low-impact activities. Treatment: If you suffer a...

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All About Tendinitis: Treatment and Prevention

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Ankle Conditions, Blog | Comments Off on All About Tendinitis: Treatment and Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to foot, heel and ankle pain from time to time. Exercising and playing sports, spending a lot of time on your feet and wearing shoes that lack sufficient support can all contribute to temporary discomfort and foot pain. In some cases, the strain of overuse or a sports injury can lead to a condition known as tendinitis, which causes inflammation and stiffness in the affected tendon. Your Achilles is the largest tendon in the body, which means that if you injure yourself, you’re likely to suffer from Achilles tendinitis. What Causes Tendinitis? According to the Arthritis Foundation, tendinitis can be caused by one or more of the following:...

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