Many athletes, whether professional, competitive or recreational put demands on their feet and lower limbs. This kind of stress can lead to different types of injuries. From something as small as a blister to sprains, torn ligaments, broken bones or general soreness, these injuries need to be addressed. Some additional complaints could be corns, calluses and even fungal infections. Your running technique and the type of athletic shoes you choose can add insult to injury when it comes to your feet and ankles and can also lead to a sports injury.
Your first line of defense when you’ve suffered an injury is to call Dr. Barrett. He will help you take the first step in getting back on your feet while treating your injury and pain. Arming yourself with information from your doctor will also allow you to prevent future problems or injuries.
Here are some tips for athletic foot care:
- Wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day.
- Wear quality, well-fitting cotton socks.
- Stay in shape. Extra weight places added stress on our feet and lower limbs.
- Wear proper shoes. Your footwear is as important as any other athletic equipment. Sports shoes should protect, cushion and be durable. They should also be professionally fitted.
Play hard. Play Safe!