Your feet play an important role in most sports, take good care of them.
Improving your athletic performance is a complicated puzzle with many parts. A Podiatrist may not be the first thing to come to your mind, BUT we have the answers that can help you if you’re experiencing any kind of foot or ankle pain that hinders your athletic ability. If so, you’re in the right place.
Some common problems we can help you with when it comes to sports medicine are: Stress fractures, Hallux Rigidus, Plantar fasciitis, Heel pain, Metatarsal pain, Calluses, Achilles tendon issues, Running injuries, Balance issues, Ingrown toenails, Morton’s neuroma, Biomechanics, Ankle sprains, Fractures, Warts, Blisters, Shin splints and more
Your Ankle Sprain Should Be Treated By An Expert Podiatrist
Too often we see patients who have had their ankle sprains treated by another Podiatrist but are still in pain. Unfortunately, ineffective and costly treatments can sometimes make a condition worse or cause problems that are not always reversible.
When your injured ankle isn’t treated properly and in a timely manner, it can heal itself in a way that may cause instability, limited mobility, and increase your likelihood of future sprained ankles.
Timing is everything when treating a sprained ankle injury, so the sooner you see a podiatrist the sooner you can get back to your life and doing what you love.
Common Sports Injuries Treated at Runaway Bay Podiatry Clinic.
Whether you are a professional athlete or play sports just for fun, the demands made on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries, including blisters, sprained ankles, torn ligaments, shin splints (leg pain), knee pain, low back pain and other joint or muscle problems. Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete’s foot. Your running style, poor footwear and even minor limb length differences can also contribute to sports injury.
Visiting a podiatrist at Runaway Bay Podiatry clinic should be your first step towards getting back on your feet after a sports injury.We can not only help treat your current foot or ankle pain, but provide you with helpful tips to prevent future sports injuries.
Some of the common injuries treated at our clinic are:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Shin splints (pain along the front of the shins)
- Ankle sprains and ankle instability
- Stress fractures in the foot
- Forefoot pain (Mortons Neuroma, capsulitis, plantar plate disruption, bursitis)
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain, heel spurs)
Here are some tips for athletic foot care:
- Wash your feet every day, and dry thoroughly.
- Wear only good-quality, well-fitting cotton socks.
- Always use the correct shoe for each sport and surface.
- Get in shape. Being overweight or out of shape places added stress on the feet. Condition yourself gradually with stretching exercises for 15-20 minutes before starting and after any activity (“warm-up” and “warm-down”).
- Wear correct shoes. Footwear should be given the same consideration as any other piece of sporting equipment. Sports shoes should protect as much as possible, be durable, and should be right for the sport and surface. If running, the shoe should have adequate cushioning in the mid-sole and a flared heel for stability.