Athletic & Sports Injuries in the Foot
Cincinnati Foot & Ankle Care, comprehensive care for any foot & ankle sports injury you sustain
When we exercise or participate in sports, we’re usually so focused on building muscle strength or improving our performance that we often overlook the toll intense physical activity can take on our feet. That’s because our feet carry our body weight and all of the pressure exerted by the rest of the body.
But foot care before, during, and after a workout or sports activity is very important to prevent sports injuries in the foot. If not looked after properly, your feet can suffer a variety of ailments, such as blisters, corns and calluses, ankle sprains, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and joint pain, to name a few.
How to Avoid Athletic and Sports Injuries
Many athletic and sports injuries affecting the feet can be avoided with simple measures. For example, wearing nylon or wick socks instead of cotton and wearing the right running or athletic shoes can prevent blisters, corns, and calluses. And doing pre-workout calf stretches can reduce muscle tightness that can lead to inflammation and heel pain or tendonitis.
One of the best ways to take care of your feet and avoid foot pain while staying fit is by consulting a sports medicine trained physician. At Cincinnati Foot & Ankle Care, we have podiatrists who specialize in providing comprehensive care for any sports injury you sustain in your feet or ankles.