Foot and Ankle Injuries Common Among Football Players

http://cbssports.com/images/blogs/ryan-clady-season-ending-ir.jpgMany professional football players wind up on the sidelines due to injuries sustained to their feet and ankles according to NFL insider Pat Kirwan.  

According to Kirwan many of these injuries are in the ankle and foot area, mainly caused by improper footwear and artificial field turf.

One such example would be more players opting to wear light-weight cleats that are comfortable but don’t provide enough support. Some players also wear spiked cleats that are meant to dig into the ground, and therefore create too much traction on the synthetic playing surfaces.

Everyone should take care of feet, but it is even more important especially for athletes that put stress on them daily. If you need help recovering from a foot or ankle injury, consider consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly before they attempt to get back into their game.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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