Exercise is important for your overall health and wellness, but it can also lead to injury. Your feet are especially prone to injury while working out since they are absorbing so much impact during activities like running and jumping. If you do suffer from foot problems caused by improper foot care during exercise, Dr. Fjelstad and the staff of Foot and Ankle Physicians, P.A. can help. They offer sports medicine in Burnsville, MN.
Sports Related Injuries
Sports related injuries are particularly problematic for athletes and individuals of all fitness levels who participate in high impact activities, such as martial arts, kickboxing, aerobics, basketball, football and other sports. Whether competing in sports and fitness activities or working out to stay in shape, a variety of foot problems can occur. Common foot injuries include:
- Ankle Sprains
- Stress Fractures
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spur
- Turf Toe/Sesamoiditis
- Achilles Injuries
Many fitness related foot injuries are caused by improper foot care during exercise. This includes things like repetitive motions or a tendency to over-pronate. Wearing shoes that do not provide enough support during workouts can also cause foot injuries.
Sports Medicine in Burnsville
Sports medicine professionals diagnose and treat injuries sustained during sports and fitness related activities. Based on the type of injury, a treatment plan is developed to help you recover from your specific foot or ankle injury. Treatment can also involve exercises and stretches to help you prevent sustaining further injuries. The foot and ankle sports medicine professionals of Foot and Ankle Physicians treat a variety of sports related foot injuries, and can diagnose your injury and develop an individualized treatment plan.
If you are suffering from foot problems caused by exercise, sports medicine can help you heal. Call the Foot and Ankle Physicians, P.A. at (952) 435-2629 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fjelstad, your sports medicine podiatrist in Burnsville, MN.