Sports Related Foot Problems and Injuries: Risk vs Reward

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

sports shoesOur feet. They carry a lot of weight – and take an average of 8,000 to 10,000 steps every day. More for children. Adding physical exercise and sports participation increases the pressure and stress on our feet and the risk for foot and ankle problems and injuries. While physical exercise may be great for the ‘soul’, it’s not always good for the ‘sole’. Talk to your Chiropodist so you can maximize the rewards and minimize the risks for these common sports related conditions:

Common Sports Related Foot Problems and Injuries

  • stress fractures
  • sprains and strains
  • bursitis
  • metatarsalgia
  • heel spur syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
  • shin splints
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • runner’s knee
  • hamstring injuries
  • neuroma
  • hammer toes / claw toes

Learn more about each of these performance-affecting conditions. Other foot problems which can impact sports participation can be:

  • ingrown toenails
  • sub-ungual hematoma (bleeding under the nail)
  • blisters
  • onychomycosis (fungal infection)

Make an appointment with your Chiropodist and talk to them about treatment options, such as taping/strapping, magnetic bio-stimulation (MBS), and sports shoe advice. We want you to perform at the top of your game – and enjoy it!

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