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Staying Active After Injury – You Don’t Have to Be a Couch Potato!

staying active after foot injuryOne person who can most likely vouch for the importance of staying active after an injury is Dallas Cowboys’ safety player Barry Church. For a player dedicated to the sport, he endured his share of highs and lows in 2012. He went from beginning his professional career as a starter safety to ending the season early with a torn Achilles tendon. This year he is back with high expectations, ready to fulfill his defensive role.

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or a parent who got taken down in the front yard in a match with your kids, how you handle an injury sets the stage for your recovery. Coming back from an injury isn’t easy, but you don’t have to resign to being a couch potato while you gain your health back. Barry Church most likely didn’t entirely sit on the sidelines while his tendon healed. There are ways to stay fit and active while still giving the healing process priority.

Always begin by consulting your doctor or podiatrist as to the safest exercises for your injury and then start small. If you are involved in physical therapy, be diligent with those exercises, as they will only help to speed up the healing process and ensure long-term health of the affected area. Options for light exercises could involve lifting with small hand weights while watching TV to keep arms toned and strengthened. Keep your core fit by doing some sit-ups with your feet propped on a chair and gentle stretches for your legs, arms, back and neck will help relieve any stiffness that may set in from being inactive.

The most important things to remember are to always have the go ahead from a professional before implementing exercise and to build up your strength slowly. If you have sustained a foot or ankle injury and would like some exercise ideas to set the stage for a great comeback, call Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt at Dallas Podiatry Works today. Make an appointment with our offices in Dallas or Plano, TXat (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323.

"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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