Category: Sports Injuries

How to Prevent Gymnastics Injuries

Gymnastics is one of the most demanding of sporting endeavors that requires discipline, dedication, and strenuous preparation in order to be ready for competition. Foot deformities and injuries occur in young gymnasts quite frequently, with thousands of podiatrist visits documented each year. Many of these injuries are due to accidents, however, a much larger number […]

How to Treat Achilles Tendonitis

Your capacity to walk, run, and high five is largely influenced by the correct functioning of your Achilles tendon which allows you to flex your feet and stand on your tippy toes. When you have an injury to this largest tendon in your body that connects your heels to your calf muscles, the pain and […]

Your Achilles Tendon Can Break Suddenly

You may not realize it until you suffer an injury to this largest tendon in your body, but your Achilles tendon is an essential part of your anatomy that makes it possible for you to move your foot and walk or run. This tendon allows you to rise up on your toes when you are […]

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Anyone who is involved in sports knows that there is always the risk of injury. Of course, it isn’t possible to prevent all injuries, but there are a variety of steps you can take to minimize the likelihood of sustaining an injury such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and ankle sprains. Ways to […]

Painful Running Injuries

With the lovely summer weather in full swing here in the greater Philadelphia area, many people are getting outdoors for exercise. One of the easiest and most popular exercises is running—it doesn’t require a lot of gear to get started, and you can pretty much run just about anywhere. Although running is great exercise, you […]

I Sprained My Ankle! Now What?

It can happen suddenly and unexpectedly when you’re out walking, running, playing tennis or other sports. You take an awkward step and roll over your foot, twisting your ankle. A minor sprain may just be an annoyance for a few days that responds well to rest. However, a severe ankle sprain can be disabling and […]

March Madness 2017

The 2017 NCAA’s major basketball tournament March Madness has officially begun! College basketball garners a lot of attention during these few weeks, and it is always a time of excitement, upsets, disappointments and triumph for many teams. For those who are unfamiliar with college basketball, 64 teams are divided into their geographic regions (Midwest, West, […]

Preventing Common Winter Sports Injuries

The winter season is an exciting time for winter sport enthusiasts and each year, millions of people venture to ski slopes, mountains and skating rinks for some fun. Although these activities can be full of fun and great memories, foot injuries such as ankle sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures commonly occur. In many cases, injuries […]

Common Football Injuries

Football season has officially started, and we are already hearing about injuries and players who are unfortunately out for the rest of the season. Despite rigorous training and care, a high contact sport like football leads to unexpected injuries, especially in the feet and ankles. The most common injuries are: Ankle sprains – Running, jumping, […]

Preventing Olympic Injuries

Although the Rio Olympics are officially over, there is no doubt that people are still feeling the overwhelming inspiration, pride, and courage that the Olympic athletes brought to people all over the world. Behind the happiness, joy, and positive experiences that comes from making it to the Olympics lie many years of hardship, training, and […]

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