Summer is a great time to get some sunshine and begin doing a new workout. However, be careful your workout doesn’t cause injuries to your feet and ankles. When you suddenly put so much pressure on yourself and your body after not working out all winter, your body simply can’t take the stress. When you work out this summer, be on the lookout for these injuries.
Injuries To Be on The Lookout For
Achilles Tendinitis–your Achilles tendon is one of the most prominent tendons in your body. When it gets inflamed, tendinitis occurs. One form deals with swelling and tearing of the middle portion, while the other deals with the tendon’s attachment to the bone. The irritation will stem from overuse, and you will immediately experience pain, tenderness, and stiffness. If you experience this painful and difficult issue, you should see a podiatrist immediately.
Shin splints-another issue related to overuse and exercising. This condition is characterized by a severe inflammation of the bone tissue, tendons, and muscles along your shinbone. It most commonly occurs due to respective actions on your feet. You will experience pain, swelling, as well as having trouble walking. To avoid this issue, be careful about the duration of your workout and your frequency and intensity.
Ankle sprains-usually an ankle sprain is caused by over-exercising and can occur when your ligaments support the ankle tear. While common, they can create issues later if left untreated. If you find that your ankle is stiff, swollen, bruised, tender, or feeling pain, and you notice discoloration, you probably have a sprain.
Our innovative team at Your Next Step Podiatry can heal your foot and ankle issues. We have a loyal and caring team of doctors Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen, to offer skin lesion treatment, nail laser centers, and help with plantar fasciitis. Our offices are in Montgomery County, Greater Philadelphia, Downingtown, the Greater Philadelphia area, and Paoli. Offering you the best treatment, we can heal any issue. Call our office in Downingtown at (610) 873-0322 or our Ardmore office at (610) 642-8837.