Sports Injuries

The feet are one of the most important factors in good sports performance.

There are a lot of causes leading to sports injuries. The common ones are caused by poor training methods; unsafe exercising environments and accidents.

The most common sports injuries:

These tips can help you avoid sports injuries:

  • Don’t twist your knees when you stretch. Keep your feet as flat as you can.
  • When jumping, land with your knees bent.
  • Do warmup exercises before you play any sport.
  • Always stretch before you play or exercise.
  • Don’t overdo it.
  • Cool down after hard sports or workouts.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly, are stable, and absorb shock.
  • Run on flat surfaces.


Call a doctor when:

  • The injury causes severe pain, swelling, or numbness
  • You can’t put any weight on the area
  • An old injury hurts or aches
  • An old injury swells
  • The joint doesn’t feel normal or feels unstable.

NEVER try to “work through” the pain of a sports injury. Stop playing or exercising when you feel pain. Playing or exercising more only causes more harm. Some injuries should be seen by a doctor right away and at Pioneer Podiatry, we can definitely help you with that!