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Athletes and Their Feet – What You Should Know

athletes and feetAthletes are no strangers to foot injuries. In fact, podiatrists see athletes more often any other group of people, including older age groups.

Repeated side-to-side movements, running and jumping, coupled with high levels of competition, strength and endurance increases the risk of foot injuries for athletes of all sports.

Use this section to learn more about the problems and conditions that affect athletes of all ages and at all levels of competition.

Learn more about how to prevent injuries from occurring, what symptoms to watch for if an injury is suspected, and additional information about treatment methods, causes of injuries and conditions and more.

Because athletes are susceptible to all sorts of foot problems, please continue reading our topics below for additional information.

Foot and Ankle Topics for Athletes:

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    Ballet dancing has been a popular art form for centuries, but ballet has a darker side, and the calm expressions worn by dancers often mask terrible pain caused by ballet injuries.

  • The Most Dangerous Sports for Your Feet and Ankles

    In this article we will discuss which sports are most likely to cause foot and ankle injuries, and how to minimize the risk of such injuries.

  • Shin Splints – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

    Shin Splints seem to come out of nowhere, striking the inner edge of your tibia (the shin bone). Here we will discuss the causes of shin splints, and the best ways to treat and prevent them.

  • Sinus Tarsi Syndrome – Causes & Treatment

    The sinus tarsi is the cavity on the lateral (outer) side of the foot in front of the ankle. The sinus tarsi space is filled with many connective tissues that contribute to the stability and the proprioception of the ankle (proprioception is the unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the […]

  • 5 Tips for Avid Runners for Healthy Feet

    Athletes, especially runners, should take extra care of their feet at all times. Use these 5 tips to help you maintain healthy feet and to prevent wear and tear.

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