Once our podiatrist has thoroughly evaluated your feet, we can get you fully customized orthotics.
Injuries are unavoidable if you’re a sports enthusiast. The part of your body that is more prone to getting injured when you’re engaging in any kind of sport is your feet. If you feel like you’ve developed discomfort in your feet during a bad fall or a harsh kick, it is important to have it checked out right away. Whether you’re a cyclist, soccer or basketball player or even a dancer, White Oaks Foot & Ankle Clinic in Edmonton can help you out.
We treat the following foot and ankle injuries:
Achilles tendonitis: Small tears in the Achilles tendon can lead to Achilles tendonitis, which is a progressively degenerative condition.
Ankle sprains: When the ligaments that provide stability to the ankle are injured, an ankle sprain occurs. This is common for those who play sports on uneven ground.
Heel Pain: Wearing ill-fitted shoes or playing on hard surfaces can result in heel pain. This can often lead to plantar fasciitis, which is not easily treatable.
Any athletic injuries, such as broken bones or profuse bleeding require urgent treatment administered by a professional. Less serious injuries, such as sprains, may first be handled at home using the RICE method: rest your wounded foot, partially ice the area, apply pressure to the leg, and raise your foot over your heart.
When the swelling and suffering have been reduced, you can contact our podiatrist at White Oaks Foot & Ankle Clinic.
You can do your part in avoiding injury to your feet while playing sports:
Invest in shoes that provide ample support to your feet
Replace your shoes when the heels start wearing out
Engage in stretching before and after exercise
Be conscious of your form while running
Increasing play time without preparation is not advisable