Many of us are making New Year's resolutions today. Most of these resolutions are well-intentioned to improve us as individuals, but when making weight-loss and exercise goals, it's important to make sure our feet are well conditioned to handle the increased stress and activity. As foot and ankle doctors, we often see an increase in overuse injuries, such as stress fractures and tendinitis, during the months of January and February when people are trying to exercise more to lose weight.
There are many different ways to prevent injuries to your feet and ankles when increasing exercise. Some techniques are as simple as slowly weaning into activities and not trying to do too much too soon. Our bones and ligaments and tendons have to get used to the increase stress that extra exercise can put on them. Making sure you have supportive footwear and an orthotic or arch support, is also an important part of making sure you stay injury free with your New Year's resolution exercise and weight-loss goals.
If you have any foot and ankle problems, our Colorado Springs expert podiatrists are here to help you. Dr. Hinderland and Cameron are trained in all conservative and surgical foot and ankle care to be able to serve your whole family for their foot and ankle needs. Call us at 719-488-4664 today, so we can help you!