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Ideal Feet Complaints Due to Sport Injuries

16 Aug

Here we take a look at the most common Ideal Feet complaints related to sport injury foot pain. From the Super Bowl to the London Olympics, it is a given fact that majority of our population are sports fanatics, which is good, because sports breeds discipline, patience and commitment. On the downside, however, engaging in these kinds of strenuous and high impact injuries heightens the risk of injuries. In fact, recent studies reveal that the statistics for sports-related injuries are on the rise with sports such as basketball cycling and running leading the pack.

The good news is that most of these injuries are preventable the key is to identify these risks and understand what triggers them. Here we rank down 4 of the most common sports-related injuries and what you can do to relieve them:

Complaint 1 – Muscle Pulls

Ankle Strains – as most sports apply unnecessary strain or force on the ankle, the ligaments and joint supporting this part of the foot easily gives in from the stress leading to swelling and pain. Following a sprain, it is best to immediately take the weight off the affected foot and apply ice to minimize the elevation.

Hamstring Pull – as you run, your body puts intense strain on your hamstrings to support your movements. Under constant tension, this area can succumb to pain and when this happens, taking a respite from your daily training is your best step to correcting this condition.

Back Pain – almost all athletes experience back pains at certain points in their career which is typically triggered by over-working the back muscles through heavy lifting, twisting and bending. To prevent incurring the wrath of chronic back pain, remember to do simple stretching exercises to strengthen these core muscles.

Complaint 2 – Knee Pain

Simple as they may seem, your knees are actually complex joints that are vulnerable to many kinds of injuries:

Runner’s Knee – generally characterized by pain and inflammation either on the sides or on the lower knee cap, this injury is caused when your knee cap consistently rub against your knee cartilages when running.

Torn Meniscus – located on the interior and exterior edges of your knees are cartilages known as meniscus, which under sudden impact can twist and tear up igniting pain.

Complaint 3 – Achilles Tendinitis

As the biggest tendon in the human body, the Achilles tendon is subjected to extreme pressure especially among individuals active in sports. Overusing your body through intense exercise and fitness routines can inflame this tendon causing it rupture and cause pain. Apart from taking adequate rest, doing simple exercises to strengthen the muscles on your lower limbs can also do much to prevent this condition.

Complaint 4 – Stress Fractures

Under continuous trauma and force, the bones lining your lower limbs can crack and weaken under the pressure causing stress fractures. As your bones and muscles suffer from the strain, pain ensues disrupting you from your highly active lifestyle.

To keep away from this misery, make sure to include adequate amounts of calcium in your diet to strengthen your bones. When exercising, make sure to progress gradually to avoid over-exerting the muscles supporting your bones.

There you have it, 4 injuries that every sports enthusiast should keep an eye out for as we see them all the time in the Ideal Feet complaints department.