Your feet and ankles are among nature’s miracles. Each foot is made of 26 bones and nearly 100 muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues, all working together to form the arches and joints that allow you to stand and walk upright without pain.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common reasons that patients visit our podiatry office. These injuries happen easily as the result of a fall or a twist.
Both inexperienced and professional runners are prone to the occasional running injury. Injuries such as runner’s knee, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures can happen to anyone. Runner’s knee and shin splints can be prevented by strengthening the hips and making the hamstrings, calves, and quadriceps more flexible. Plantar fasciitis can be prevented by frequently stretching the calves and ensuring one wears the correct shoes while running. Prevent stress fractures by avoiding overloading the feet.