Orthotics and sports: Staying in the game without foot pain

Sponsored content Dec 01, 2016 Brant News

If you play sports that put any kind of stress on your feet, and whether as a weekend warrior, semi-pro or pro, Robert Shackleton Orthotics in Brantford can keep you in the game.

The more common type of foot-related sports injuries are generally due to repetitive strain and overuse. Such types of foot injuries can occur because of too much strain on the tendons, joints and muscles, which can lead to discomfort and pain. Perhaps the two most common such injuries are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Such problems are not specific to professional-level sports. In fact, the majority of such foot, heel and tendon injuries tend to happen with those who engage in sports irregularly, such as on evenings and weekends.

Plantar fasciitis is fairly common. It’s an inflammatory condition that affects the heel area, as well as the arch. As with any injury, prevention is preferred over a cure, and the best approach to prevent plantar fasciitis is to have good-quality, properly fitting footwear that’s specific to the player and the activity. Types of sports where this type of injury is most common involve those activities that involve a great deal of running and jumping, such as tennis, baseball, football and basketball. Even hiking on uneven or rocky terrain with the wrong type of footwear can cause plantar fasciitis — and, unaided, it can take time to heal. The solution is to have custom-made orthotics that are specific to you and your needs.

Achilles tendonitis refers to the tenderness and swelling of the tendon at the back of the leg and just above the heel. The discomfort associated with Achilles tendonitis can include sharp pain in this region, along with stiffness in the back of the leg. This injury can occur due to frequent use of the calf muscles or extending the foot on the toes. Achilles tendonitis is common in tennis, baseball and basketball, but also occurs with running and jogging. Here, too, having good-quality footwear can help prevent such an injury. Moreover, orthotics that are custom-made to the athlete can help prevent as well as correct and heal such an injury.

There’s no reason to get sidelined on account of these forms of injuries. Orthotics can allow you to enjoy a wide range of sporting activities and will accelerate your healing in the event of injury. If you need a solution to your foot problems, custom-made orthotics may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.

For more info, contact Robert Shackleton Orthotics by calling 519-759-0650. Robert Shackleton has an extensive background as a chiropractor and is often able to offer custom-moulded orthotics in just one hour. The office is located at 123 King George Road in Brantford, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orthotics and sports: Staying in the game without foot pain

Sponsored content Dec 01, 2016 Brant News

If you play sports that put any kind of stress on your feet, and whether as a weekend warrior, semi-pro or pro, Robert Shackleton Orthotics in Brantford can keep you in the game.

The more common type of foot-related sports injuries are generally due to repetitive strain and overuse. Such types of foot injuries can occur because of too much strain on the tendons, joints and muscles, which can lead to discomfort and pain. Perhaps the two most common such injuries are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Such problems are not specific to professional-level sports. In fact, the majority of such foot, heel and tendon injuries tend to happen with those who engage in sports irregularly, such as on evenings and weekends.

Plantar fasciitis is fairly common. It’s an inflammatory condition that affects the heel area, as well as the arch. As with any injury, prevention is preferred over a cure, and the best approach to prevent plantar fasciitis is to have good-quality, properly fitting footwear that’s specific to the player and the activity. Types of sports where this type of injury is most common involve those activities that involve a great deal of running and jumping, such as tennis, baseball, football and basketball. Even hiking on uneven or rocky terrain with the wrong type of footwear can cause plantar fasciitis — and, unaided, it can take time to heal. The solution is to have custom-made orthotics that are specific to you and your needs.

Achilles tendonitis refers to the tenderness and swelling of the tendon at the back of the leg and just above the heel. The discomfort associated with Achilles tendonitis can include sharp pain in this region, along with stiffness in the back of the leg. This injury can occur due to frequent use of the calf muscles or extending the foot on the toes. Achilles tendonitis is common in tennis, baseball and basketball, but also occurs with running and jogging. Here, too, having good-quality footwear can help prevent such an injury. Moreover, orthotics that are custom-made to the athlete can help prevent as well as correct and heal such an injury.

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There’s no reason to get sidelined on account of these forms of injuries. Orthotics can allow you to enjoy a wide range of sporting activities and will accelerate your healing in the event of injury. If you need a solution to your foot problems, custom-made orthotics may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.

For more info, contact Robert Shackleton Orthotics by calling 519-759-0650. Robert Shackleton has an extensive background as a chiropractor and is often able to offer custom-moulded orthotics in just one hour. The office is located at 123 King George Road in Brantford, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orthotics and sports: Staying in the game without foot pain

Sponsored content Dec 01, 2016 Brant News

If you play sports that put any kind of stress on your feet, and whether as a weekend warrior, semi-pro or pro, Robert Shackleton Orthotics in Brantford can keep you in the game.

The more common type of foot-related sports injuries are generally due to repetitive strain and overuse. Such types of foot injuries can occur because of too much strain on the tendons, joints and muscles, which can lead to discomfort and pain. Perhaps the two most common such injuries are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Such problems are not specific to professional-level sports. In fact, the majority of such foot, heel and tendon injuries tend to happen with those who engage in sports irregularly, such as on evenings and weekends.

Plantar fasciitis is fairly common. It’s an inflammatory condition that affects the heel area, as well as the arch. As with any injury, prevention is preferred over a cure, and the best approach to prevent plantar fasciitis is to have good-quality, properly fitting footwear that’s specific to the player and the activity. Types of sports where this type of injury is most common involve those activities that involve a great deal of running and jumping, such as tennis, baseball, football and basketball. Even hiking on uneven or rocky terrain with the wrong type of footwear can cause plantar fasciitis — and, unaided, it can take time to heal. The solution is to have custom-made orthotics that are specific to you and your needs.

Achilles tendonitis refers to the tenderness and swelling of the tendon at the back of the leg and just above the heel. The discomfort associated with Achilles tendonitis can include sharp pain in this region, along with stiffness in the back of the leg. This injury can occur due to frequent use of the calf muscles or extending the foot on the toes. Achilles tendonitis is common in tennis, baseball and basketball, but also occurs with running and jogging. Here, too, having good-quality footwear can help prevent such an injury. Moreover, orthotics that are custom-made to the athlete can help prevent as well as correct and heal such an injury.

Related Content

There’s no reason to get sidelined on account of these forms of injuries. Orthotics can allow you to enjoy a wide range of sporting activities and will accelerate your healing in the event of injury. If you need a solution to your foot problems, custom-made orthotics may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.

For more info, contact Robert Shackleton Orthotics by calling 519-759-0650. Robert Shackleton has an extensive background as a chiropractor and is often able to offer custom-moulded orthotics in just one hour. The office is located at 123 King George Road in Brantford, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.