The best way to prevent sports injuries is to prepare and protect your feet and ankles as much as possible before you play. Make sure you warm up before and cool down after any activity, so that your muscles are better prepared to handle the strain of your activity. Choose athletic shoes that are designed for your sport and will support your unique needs. Make sure you replace any worn out pairs before they risk damaging your lower limbs.
If you have foot or ankle pain, treat it before it deteriorates into a bigger issue. Use ice to combat swelling and employ braces to help stabilize weak joints. Any acute injuries or persistent pain that isn’t resolving needs to be addressed right away by an expert like Dr. Darren Silvester. Contact Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, by calling (830) 569-3338 or using our online contact form to set up an appointment.