By Michael Stegman
October 07, 2014
Category: ankle sprain
This week Peyton Manning threw is 500th touchdown pass in a win over the Arizona Cardinals this week. While I am not happy about the win, I do have to congratulate Peyton Manning for this spectacular accomplishment.
With football season underway as well as other sports played in high school, college, and professionally, it is my job as a Scottsdale podiatrist to keep the feet of my athletes healthy. Foot injuries are extremely common in sports from fractured ankles and toes to terrible ankle sprains.
From a Sun City foot doctor, here are some tips and tricks to not get injured this year while either exercising or playing the sport you love. Firstly, you want to make sure that your shoes and cleats fit you perfectly. Don’t settle on this. Your shoes need to be extremely comfortable and make sure that your toe box is wide enough.
It may help to get a pair of custom orthotics that can make running easier and make you lighter on your feet. If you have a history of ankle sprains, there are several things to do. Firstly, wear an ankle brace if you feel that your ankle is weak, especially if you have just rolled your ankle.
â€¨One of the biggest issues with an ankle sprain is that after the injury, athletes don’t wear an ankle brace. Sometimes taping isn’t enough. After an injury, the ankle is weak and so has a much better chance to re-roll, re-twist, or even fracture. An ankle brace keeps you protected.
If you think you have an ankle sprain, come in today to see a Scottsdale or Sun City podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our offices are located in Scottsdale and Sun City AZ. The first thing we will do after your ankle sprain is give you an x-ray. We want to find out if your injury is indeed an ankle sprain or something more severe like a fracture. We will also find out the severity of the ankle sprain to determine how best you should be treated.
The next step after an ankle sprain is fitting you with an ankle brace. If you cannot walk, wearing crutches until you can will help take the stress and pressure off of your ankle so that it can heal properly.
Call 480-483-9000 and schedule a consultation today! As Scottsdale foot doctors, Dr. John Erotas and Dr. Michael Stegman have extensive experience treating ankle sprains. Come in for an appointment today!