Posted on Jan 05, 2011

Starting a Spring exercise plan can cause a slew of foot problems. When people are beginning their get fit plan for the summer, they often go too hard too fast and end up with an injury. Here are a few tips to keeping you safe and pain free while getting fit!

spring sports injuries

Prevent Spring Injuries

  • Wear proper shoes
  • You need to stretch 
  • Do the exercise correctly
  • STOP at the first indication of pain

Just like the rest of your body, your feet, ankles, and calves need to be stretched, especially if you haven't exercised in a while. Also, you need good, supportive shoes designed for the activity you're doing. For example, if you are going to be running- you need running shoes! Walking, you need walking shoes and so on. Furthermore, you need to fully understand the exercises before you start flailing around!

Be sure to take precautionary measures before you fall victim to an injury. Be sure you are wearing the correct shoe and shoe size, stretch, and fully understand the exercises you are going to be doing.

Common Spring Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries dramatically increase in the spring and summer months. Often this is caused by just an increase in activity. People are excited to get outside and get moving. In addition, spring sports brings more injuries. Our office sees more children with spring sports injuries. 

  • Twisted ankles
  • Heel pain
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Blisters

​Get Better Faster

No one wants to spend their spring or summer months with an injury! It's never fun to be stuck in a walking boot, but it's the worst when everyone else is spending their days on the field. Be diligent in preventing foot problems, but if one does happen make sure to find a doctor that can help you get better faster!

Our office understands that foot problems are inconvenient. We have services available in our office to get you better and back to your life faster and with less pain. The first step is diagnosing the problem so we can devise the best treatment plan. Our office has digital x-rays and ultrasound to clearly identify the problem.

Next, we create a customized treatment plan for your needs and goals. Our MLS  laser therapy is painless, effective and safe for the whole family. It takes about 15 minutes in the office and has no side effects or down time. shockwave therapy and ESWT are minimally invasive and are effective in treating many common spring injuries. 

If you have an injury or pain that's worrying you, call our office and find out how you can be pain free just in time for the best parts of spring!

Robert Kosofsky, D.P.M.
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Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience treating patients in our Hillsborough & Piscataway offices