The Dangers of Overuse

Sports injuries to the feet, ankles and legs are commonly caused by overuse—when athletes, whether professional and amateur, put too much strain on their muscles, bones and tendons. This can happen, for instance, when runners add too much mileage too quickly, or when an athlete returns to a sport after an off season with very minimal training.

These injuries of overuse can include pulled muscles, ruptured Achilles tendons, plantar fasciitis and many more. In most cases, though, they are preventable through proper training.

When you begin an exercise regime or other physical activity, it’s important to gradually build up to your desired level of activity. Over time, your feet, ankles and legs can adjust to the demands your activity places upon them, reducing your risk of injury tremendously.

If you need advice on starting a new exercise regime or suffer from an injury of overuse, the expert podiatrists at Ankle & Foot Care Centers can help. To schedule your appointment today at one of 19 locations, visit the website at

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