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Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Postby nitintyagi44 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:10 am

Just imagine yourself enjoying your favorite sports like running, cricket, tennis and soccer with an injured foot. Horrifying and painful it is, right? Our feet make us walk which is nature’s onethe priceless gifts to us. Hands and foot posses both physical and emotional importance in our life. For example, the smile on your face while watching your child walking for the very first time is just exceptionally beautiful. This shows the importance of foot in the life of a person.

Warm up before activity
Do light stretching or slow jogging for two to three minutes to warm up your muscles.

Build your muscles
Gradually increase time spends on the physical activity over a period of week to increase the strength and mobility of muscle of particular body part. Even indulge yourself into other sports or physical activities also to help strengthen the entire body muscles.

Invest in good pair of shoes
Use sport-specific shoes, you can’t play cricket while wearing soccer shoes. Usually Cross training shoes are a better choice; however, if you will wear the shoes designed for a particular sport it will reduce the chances of injuries.

If you are an active sports person you should replace your shoes every six months.

Say no to uneven surfaces
Pick a good surface to run on and you should not feel any discomfort. However it is advised that you should practice on the surface you'll eventually run on.

Prevent injuries
People who have experienced ankle injuries before should use a brace or tape to prevent recurrent ankle injuries. If you have ankle pain, stop the activity to prevent further damage and seek professional consultation.
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Re: Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Postby bertyolmer on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:17 pm

Pretty good tips! Thank u! ;)
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Re: Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Postby joseph101 on Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:42 am

Making sure that you cant ever get injury is impossible but these tips can help to avoid injuries :-) if you are going through minor foot injury you should not avoid it .. use mobility aid like walker, crutch
if you cant walk properly it helps to avoid pressure on foot.
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Re: Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Postby richard1234 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:14 am

These are great tips for preventing foot and ankle injuries but the most important thing in preventing injuries is listen to your body or modify the activity to reduce the pain. If you suffer any injury you need to go through a proper rehabilitation process.
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Re: Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Postby Girldmator on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:43 am

Great and useful tips.
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Re: Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Postby LincolnP on Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:57 am

These tips make a lot of sense. Don't cheap out on the shoes folks.
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