Foot and Ankle InjuriesQuite a few professional football players wind up on the sidelines because of injuriesto their feet and anklesaccording to NFL insider Pat Kirwan.  Kirwan states many of these injuries are in the ankle and foot area and are usually caused by improper footwear and artificial field turf.

One example would be more players selecting light-weight cleats that are comfortable but don’t provide adequate support. Many 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 more importantly for those who engage in sports. If you need help recovering from a foot or ankle injury, consider consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First 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, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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