"If you’re a baby boomer getting back into fitness and sports, you should get your ankles checked for chronic instability caused by injuries that might not have healed properly years ago. Many Boomers who suffered ankle sprains in their younger years could be at risk for more serious damage as they age and try to stay active. It is estimated that one in four sports injuries involves the foot or ankle, and a majority of them occur from incomplete rehabilitation of earlier injuries," saysBrandon Bishop, DPM.
|Dr. Brandon Bishop
"The more often one injures their foot and ankle, the more often the injury increases in severity. If you are unstable walking or roll your foot or ankle often, you may benefit from an examination. Some ankle sprains can result in foot and ankle joint arthritis. If your foot and ankle are prohibiting you from doing the activities you would like to do, there are things we can do to help. There are both good surgical and non-surgical options. One should not have to live with pain with every footstep," says Dr. Bishop.
Source: The News-Review [7/12/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.