Do Your Feet Hurt When You Enjoy Your Favorite Sports or Activities? Get the Care and Relief You Deserve from a St. Petersburg Foot and Ankle Doctor
Athletes, both amateur and professional, put enormous strain on their lower bodies every time they train. From running to lifting and lots of movement during game play, your feet support you during your physical lifestyle. The stress and strain put on your feet can lead to a range of sports injuries. If you want to stay pain free while enjoying your favorite sports or activities, there is a solution.
Athletes’ feet are subject to many ailments. Here are just a few of the most common conditions athletes face:
- Ankle sprains
- Athlete's Foot
- Shin splints
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
Minor issues with poor running form or the wrong shoes can leave your entire body in pain and prone to injury.
Avoid Common Sports Injuries with Help From a Foot and Ankle Doctor in St. Petersburg
No athlete wants to be taken away from his or her sport due to an injury that could have been avoided with the right care. With a small adjustment to your gait, St. Petersburg podiatrist Dr. Bob Levine is able to help you reduce the risk of injury and keep your entire body supported, no matter which activity you love to do.
- Martial Arts. In any form of martial arts—such as kickboxing, jui jitsu, or other forms— your body moves quickly as you kick or punch your opponent. Without proper support from your feet, or stretching of your muscles before and after participating in this sport, you risk a variety of sprains and strains that can take a toll on your body.
- Aerobics. Aerobics is a great way to get your heart up with high-paced activity. This high-paced activity puts a major impact on your feet, up to six times the force of gravity. This force is delivered to the small bones in your feet, causing significant strain. To avoid injury when doing any type of aerobics, wearing the proper supportive shoe is crucial.
- Team Sports. Basketball, football, soccer, and other team sports require a variety of running, jumping and physical contact with the opponent. With such variety of movements, participants must be ready for anything. This requires a shoe that will properly support an athlete’s fast-paced action, so he can stay better protected against ankle sprains, big toe or turf toe injuries, and more.
- Triathlons. Racing is a thrill for many people. If you love the excitement of a triathlon, you know the strain that is put on your body throughout the race. With the right support from your feet, you can feel your best, making you perform better in your next competition.
Working with a podiatrist in St. Petersburg can help you enjoy your active lifestyle more. By giving your body the support it needs to function at peak level, you can remain injury-free while feeling your best.
You don’t have to be in pain while you enjoy your favorite activities! If you want to be pain free while running, competing or playing sports, call Dr. Bob Levine at Florida Biomechanics Group at 888.526.5974 to schedule your appointment.