Countless Americans utilize the treadmill everyday as a way for them to burn their daily calories. Individuals can use the treadmill to run, jog, or simply walk. This versatility adds to the appeal of the treadmill. However, if an individual is not careful, the use of the treadmill may potentially put your feet at risk of developing an injury. For example, if an individual is not running, jogging, or walking with proper form, they could endure foot pain and/or a foot condition. These can also occur if an individual misuses the treadmill by perhaps setting the treadmill to an inappropriate incline and speed. If you are someone that frequently relies on the treadmill to get your daily dose of exercise, it is highly suggested that you contact a podiatrist who will be able to offer you individualized care and advice.
Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Devin Bland, DPM of Prestige Medical Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Sports 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:
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.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Phoenix, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.