The weather has finally broken here in Chicago and we’ve seen quite an increase in sports-related injuries at Ankle N Foot Centers.
It’s “summertime in the city” and time to get out and get active. People are hitting the pavement, biking and playing volleyball along the lakefront, and playing in sports at the park. Injuries can happen anywhere – a twisted ankle, a broken toe, etc.
Besides injuries that can occur from improper warm-up, poor knowledge of proper training, and overuse, some folks will suffer from an exacerbation of an existing foot problem because of the increased activity. Common problems that may hinder your spring training for summer are bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain, and Morton’s neuroma. The good news is your podiatrist at Ankle N Foot Centers can help you make sure your feet are happy, healthy, and pain free as you run, train and take full advantage of summer.
Improper, ill-fitting and poor or inadequate padding in running shoes are all reasons one may suffer with some of the more common foot problems. Treatment is aimed at supporting the foot and ankle, eliminating the pain and inflammation, and preventing the repetitive irritation. There is no need to suffer when running or exercising. Schedule your appointment with one of the doctors at Ankle N Foot today!
We will do a comprehensive evaluation of your feet and shoe-gear and discuss various treatment options with you for the best path forward.