Sports Injury Treatment in Houston, TX
Many sports and athletic activities are hard on the feet because of quick repetitive movements, constricting footwear, and/or increased exposure to injury or trauma. Following is a brief overview of some of the most common athletic injuries that result from particular sports.
Martial Arts and Kick Boxing Injuries
Injuries commonly seen as a result of martial arts and kick boxing include plantar fasciitis or heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains. Proper, regular stretching is recommended to help prevent sports injury: specifically, a minimum of 15 minutes of stretching before performing any kicking or punching.
Impact forces from aerobics can reach up to six times the force of gravity, which is transmitted to each of the 26 bones in the foot. That is why proper shoes are crucial to successful, injury-free aerobics. Shoes should provide sufficient cushioning and shock absorption to compensate for pressure on the foot many times greater than the pressure levels found in walking. Proper athletic shoes must also have good medial-lateral stability.
Team Sports Injury
Activities such as football, baseball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse often lead to foot and ankle injuries as a result of play on artificial surfaces, improper footwear, and/or inadequate stretching.
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