Your Ankles Always Hurt – Tips to Beat Chronic Ankle Instability

You can fight through nagging quad aches or shoulder discomfort, but chronic foot and ankle pain can throw a wrench into your whole routine.

Your feet and ankles are your tools to get you from one point to another. You’re constantly on your feet, whether you’re walking around the office or running on a track. Your feet and ankles are the foundation to your daily activities.

Your feet and ankles are tough; they can hold a great deal of weight and handle various movement. But when overworked, over trained or neglected, they’ll begin to hurt. If left ignored, you’ll begin to deal with chronic ankle instabilities. Continue reading →

Never Tape Again: DonJoy Performance Launches POD, Revolutionary Ankle Support for Athletes

Pod Ankle for Soccer
No more taping to protect your ankle. Choose ankle bracing that prevents your ankle from rolling over tape. Taping is inefficient, time consuming, and wasteful. Today, DonJoy Performance releases a new “Protection On Demand” ankle brace that features patent-pending technology to prevent ankle rolls and sprains without limiting range of motion:  POD Ankle Brace.

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What to Do About an Ankle Injury that Affects Your Day to Day

Ankle injuries can happen to anyone, not just athletes. You can twist your ankle walking on an uneven surface or simply by not wearing proper footwear. If you’ve twisted, rolled, or sprained your ankle, you’re already aware of the first symptom: pain. Depending on the severity of the injury, you probably experienced some pain right away. Regardless of the type of injury, however, you can expect that it will impact your day-to-day functioning, but just how much? Here’s how you can be prepared so you can care for your injury, return to activity, and prevent future injuries.

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Facts About Plantar Fasciitis

The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. That’s 52 bones in your feet, which make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.

Since a quarter of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet, when a great deal of force, weight and pressure are placed on them, your chance of injury increases.

In fact, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a study that revealed 77 percent of Americans (18 and up) suffer from foot pain. Approximately 2 million people in the United States will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common foot pains.

• About 83 percent of active adults, ages 25 to 65, will experience plantars.
• Ten percent of runners will suffer from it.
• Fourteen percent reported improved symptoms simply from changing their shoes.

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Foot Health Awareness Month: 10 Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy

Foot Health Awareness Month

April is Foot Health Awareness Month.

Our feet play an important role in the health and well-being of our bodies. Our feet help us walk, run, jump, climb and carry us about our day every single day. We often don’t pay much attention to our feet until they start hurting. By the time your foot or feet start hurting, you have already sustained an injury or another health problem. If your feet hurt all the time, every day, that is not normal. Your feet should not hurt. If you are feeling pain, it is time to see your doctor or podiatrist to make sure you do not have a more serious issue like plantar fasciitis, diabetes, flat foot, a stress fracture or another issue. Here are 10 tips to keep your feet healthy:

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