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Gym Injuries

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 00:00

With increased sports and physical activity being done at gyms, being aware of injuries and how to prevent them is important. As with all body parts, harming one’s ankles and feet while at the gym is possible. The weight rack and treadmill are considered by experts to be the key culprits for injuries. Tips to avoid injuries at the gym include doing a proper warm-up and stretching before exercising, increasing frequency and intensity of movement at a steady pace, listening to the body, and adjusting workouts as needed. It is best to avoid sitting for long periods of time and to take multiple breaks throughout the day. If you should sustain an injury to your feet and ankles while at the gym, seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment. You will be able to get back to the gym as soon as possible if you give yourself time to properly heal.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists of Riznyk Podiatry. Our doctors 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:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

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 Orchard Park, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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