Running and sports put feet and ankles to the test. Over the course of a few hours (or even a few minutes) you need to be able to run, jump, land, cut, pivot, plant, juke, and more. This places enormous stress on your lower limbs, and you expect them to do their job without pain or problem.
If you’re about to launch into a big game, long run, or vigorous workout, a few minutes of warm-up can be the difference between going home with the trophy and going home with an ankle sprain or other frustrating sports injury. Here are a few basic stretches to considering incorporating into your routine:
Getting your feet and ankles prepared for activity doesn’t take much time or effort, and it can help strengthen and support lower limbs and protect them from frustrating, time-consuming pain and injury. If you do get hurt, though, your best bet is to make an appointment with Dr. Joel Brook at Dallas Podiatry Works. Sports injuries that don’t get prompt care can often become chronic, recurring problems. Our office focuses on bringing full healing fast to you can return to your activities as quickly, yet safely, as possible. To schedule, give us a call at 972.566.7474.