Dujour—February 8, 2016
Dujour writer Rachel Wallace reports that popular summer sports, like golf, tennis or other racquet sports can cause debilitating foot and ankle injuries.
According to Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, "People don’t realize that more people injure their heel and their Achilles tendon golfing than they do sometimes running. With golf, the foot is in constant contact with the ground and it’s a tremendous amount of force that goes through a foot when a person drives a golf ball, particularly through the Achilles." Dr. Positano stresses that prevention is key, like wearing the proper insert based on your foot type, gait and range of motion so that there is a decreased risk of injury.
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