Several sports injuries occur in the feet and ankles. And many of these injuries occur from overuse rather than just one fall or accident. Dr. Applegate recommends wearing proper shoes for the sport that you are playing. It is not always known that proper shoe fit is vital for injury prevention and how well your perform in your sport. Dr. Applegate can evaluate your shoe fitting and make sure that your sports shoes provide the support you need.
Orthotics can also be helpful when it comes to sports injuries. Many professional athletes wear orthotics on and off the field. Dr. Applegate can fit you for a custom pair of orthotics at our Cinco Ranch clinic. It is also important to rehabilitate after a game in order to rest and recover. Dr. Applegate can show you appropriate stretches and exercises to perform in between games and practices.
Dr. Applegate will be able to provide you with a range of preventive measures to avoid injury. These will help you to perform better on the field as well. Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists will be able to help you with Gait Analysis by exploring how you walk, run, and jump, in order to make the best recommendation on the type of support you need with your shoes. Again, we can also provide you with a custom orthotic recommendation for your specific needs and sport. Also, as previously mentioned, by learning certain stretching techniques for rehabilitation a full range of motion can typically be mastered.
If you are a sports player with an injury or are interested in preventing and injury, consider scheduling an appointment at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists. We are conveniently located adjacent to the La Centerra outdoor shopping center across from Cinco Ranch High School in the Katy area of west Houston. We have convenient hours to accommodate a variety of schedules and can offer same day appointments most of the time for those with pressing needs.