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Safe Exercising for Your Feet and Ankles

We hope that your 2016 is off to a great start! Now, we know that many people begin a new year with resolutions to exercise more often, but all it takes to derail that particular train is a foot or ankle injury. Staying active is important for your overall wellness and we want you to be safe when training at Trophy Fitness Club, Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, GRIT Fitness, or any of the other gyms and fitness centers here in Dallas, TX.

Even if you haven’t made a New Year’s resolutions, there is no rule that says you cannot start a workout program in the second or third week of January! To help you stay safe, we have some injury prevention tips that do not require a lot of effort:
Safe Exercising for Your Feet and Ankles

  • Start easy. If you are new to exercising, or it’s been awhile, be sure to start at low levels of intensity and duration. Too many people become hurt because they attempted “too much, too soon.”
  • Build up gradually. After starting at a low, realistic level, increase the duration and intensity of your workouts by around ten percent per week. Making incremental improvements will help your body adjust to the increased physical demands.
  • Wear the right shoes. If your new workout program incorporates running, invest in a proper pair of running shoes. Likewise, if you are going to play basketball with friends at Swisher Courts, be sure you are wearing basketball shoes.
  • Warm up and stretch. Before hitting the courts or trails, take 10-15 minutes to warm up your body with light cardio activity and then use dynamic stretches for the muscle groups you are going to use. Save the static stretches—where you hold a stretch for about 30 seconds—for after your activity.

The only downside to physical activity is that it’s difficult to completely eliminate injury risk. These injury prevention tips will go a long way towards keeping you safe, but there is also good news in the fact that most common injuries are often treated successfully with nonsurgical methods. We can help restore your feet and ankles back to health, so don’t let the possibility of injury deter you from staying active!

If you would like further information, simply contact our Dallas, TX foot doctor office by calling toll-free 972.566.7474. You can also schedule your appointment with Dallas Podiatry Works online today.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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