Jul 13, 2016Solve Lower Body Injuries
Foot problems are a common occurrence, especially with athletes, who depend on their feet to perform. At one time or another just about every athlete will experience either pain or discomfort in his or her feet. About 50% of NCAA football players will have a lower body injury to their feet ankles or knees during their college careers. Many of these injuries are simply caused by over usage and increased impact.
Wearing shoes made of quality materials with adequate support and solid construction can make a big difference. When a shoe begins to break down, so does the support it offers. In the case of athletes that train 4 or more times a week, these shoes can break down extremely fast, putting them at risk for lower body injuries.
“Insite can help prevent some of the biomechanical faults that result in common foot problems that result in injuries such as plantar fasciitis, tibial stress fractures (shin splints), patellofemoral pains, stress fractures of the foot, and other overuse injuries.” Stated Dr. Charles Mutschler of Footcare Express
Arthritis, tendinitis in the achilles heel, pain in the ankles, burning feet, athletes foot, foot ulcers, gout, morton’s toe, neuropathy and heel fissures are all common foot problems that affect millions of people. Individuals may not only suffer from one of these conditions but many of them. This can mean that an athlete has extreme pain every time that they walk, run, or jog. In these instances and in most cases of severe foot pain, a supportive insole can help to reduce pain from these injuries, and help to prevent them from occurring in the future.
The following injuries are common to athletes who may have lack of support in their shoes, in addition to heavy impact to feet and knees, as well as irritation and over usage.
Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a very common problem that affects the heels and the arches of athletes. It is the result of small tears in the plantar fascia. This condition can cause a lot of pain, discomfort and stiffness. To treat it, an individual may use Insite or custom orthotics. Anti-inflammation and pain medication may also be helpful.
Neuroma: This is a condition where irritation in the nerves occurs and causes swelling. The nerve may thicken and cause discomfort and pain. This often times affects the ball area of the foot.
Hammer Toe: Hammer toe is another pretty common foot condition. Individuals who have this essentially have a deformed toe. This is due to an imbalance in the tendons.
Achilles Tendinitis: Tendinitis of the achilles is another condition of that affects the foot area and which can be very painful. It is essentially the case of an inflamed achilles tendon. Over time, if it is not properly treated, the tendon may become thicker and bumps or nodules may form on it. Eventually, if nothing is done, this can lead to the tearing of the tendon. This can be quite painful and can create more problems. In all cases, surgery would be required to repair a burst or ruptured Achilles tendon. This can be very costly and will require a cast and therapy. To avoid this, it is important to seek proper treatment and care.
If any of your athletes have experienced or are currently suffering from a lower body injury, Insite Insoles could help in the pain reduction and prevention of future injuries.
Dr. Charles Mutschler of Footcare Express expressed that,”Within our private practice as well as in the locker rooms of the professional and collegiate teams that we work with, we’ve seen outstanding results using Insite insoles with athletes. While it works effectively as a recovery tool, we’ve also seen outstanding results when using it as a preventative piece of equipment prior to injuries occurring.”
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- NCAA Football Injuries: (https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/NCAA_Football_Injury_WEB.pdf)
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