August 2014 newsletter - An athlete’s best friend may be a podiatrist

August 2014 newsletter - An athlete’s best friend may be a podiatrist


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We hope everyone is having an awesome summer and has been able to enjoy the great weather we've been having! One of the best parts about summer is all of the outdoor activities, such as running. Did you know running is the most common cause for injuries to the knees, ankles, and feet?

A huge part of avoiding these injuries is knowing what causes and how to prevent them. If you're having pain in your knees, ankles, or feet though we encourage you to make an apointment to see us before any possible damage gets worse!

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The doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists

Top 5 injuries in runners [infographic]

Screen_Shot_2014-07-24_at_9.26.01_AMRunning is as much a part of your life as brushing your teeth, and being sidelined by a running injury can be devastating. At best, an injury will slow you down, and at worst will prevent you from running entirely. Many running injuries are directly related to wearing improperly fitting shoes; training too hard, too fast and too soon; or improper form when engaging in strength training exercises such as plyometrics. To learn more about the top five running injuries, we’ve got a fun infographic for you. If you have any of the symptoms or injuries listed below, call 913-338-4440 today to schedule an appointment with the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists.

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Form, footwear, and running injuries

Screen_Shot_2014-07-24_at_9.19.13_AMAsk a dedicated runner what annoys them more than anything else, and they are likely to answer, “running injuries.” Runners by nature tend to be incredibly dedicated to the point of running through pain and injuries when they shouldn’t, or returning to training before they are fully healed. This in turn may lead to frustration due to recurring injuries or worsening of previous injuries.

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An athlete’s best friend may be a podiatrist

Screen_Shot_2014-07-24_at_9.22.18_AMYou are an athlete and you are injured. You’ve sprained your ankle, ruptured your Achilles tendon, or are suffering from heel pain. For an athlete with these or any number of other injuries, getting sidelined may feel devastating. You may wonder how long you will be sidelined, if you will be able to return to your original level of training, or if your injury might get worse instead of better. Athletic injuries induce fear and worry, no matter the age of the athlete. Athletes tend to be highly motivated and anxious to return to training as soon as possible, and a podiatrist may be crucial to achieving such goals. In short, a podiatrist may be an athlete’s best friend.

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