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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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Winter Foot Care Tips

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Foot Care, Products, Sports | Comments Off on Winter Foot Care Tips

Winter Foot Care Tips

No matter what your New Years resolution, you need your feet to get you where you want to go. The winter time can wreak havoc on our feet in so many ways… From fungal infections to common injuries, we have tips to help ensure a healthy winter for your feet!   Custom Shoe Fittings Prevent Injury First things first – make sure to buy properly fitted boots. This is especially important for children. Although winter boots – or ski and snowboarding footwear – may be pricey, it’s not a good idea to buy a size bigger than you need thinking you can get some extra use for your children. Properly fitted boots are necessary to prevent blisters,...

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Preventing and Treating Plantar Fasciitis in Runners

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Sports | Comments Off on Preventing and Treating Plantar Fasciitis in Runners

Preventing and Treating Plantar Fasciitis in Runners

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue on the underside of the foot that runs from the heel bone to the toes. This band of tissue creates the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is when this tissue become swollen or inflamed. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia have been overstretched or overused and is especially common among runners and other athletes. The pain characteristic of plantar fasciitis is typically felt on the bottom of the heel and is most intense right after getting up in the morning or after sitting for long periods. Plantar fasciitis can develop when a runner suddenly or drastically...

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