Common Reasons for Recurring Foot Injuries

January 20th, 2020

frisco foot doctorFrisco residents literally use their feet with every step they take. Given that fact, it’s actually pretty incredible that our feet don’t get injured more often than they do!

However, some people are more likely than others to experience recurring foot injuries and seem to always be in their foot doctor’s office for yet another examination and diagnosis. Here are some common reasons why you may be experiencing repeated foot injuries that land you in the RNV Podiatry offices so often.

  • You’re an athlete

Everyone uses their feet to walk every day, and (at least) occasionally run. But athletes use their feet in entirely different ways, making them prone to foot injuries that need to be evaluated by a professional Frisco foot doctor like Dr. Verville. Sports that require quick starts and stops are particularly known for causing foot injuries like plantar fasciitis. These sports include track, baseball, and tennis.

  • You’re a runner

We know that runners are athletes, but because of their sport of choice, runners are susceptible to a whole different type of foot injuries. Runners are constantly training harder and harder to run longer distances faster than ever before. Sometimes, overtraining for that next race can cause foot injuries, especially Achilles tendonitis. Other times, simply the overuse of the foot when running long distances can lead to foot discomfort, which needs to be properly diagnosed by a foot doctor like Dr. Verville.

  • You’re a dancer

Just like athletes and runners, dancers use their feet in entirely different ways than normal Frisco residents – and dancers train hard, too. Whether you’re into ballet, jazz, or hip hop, the intricate and fast footwork you do may make it more likely you’ll injure your feet repeatedly compared to your non-dancing peers. If you’re a Frisco dancer, having RNV Podiatry’s number saved in your smartphone is recommended!

  • You don’t wear supportive shoes

This cause of recurring foot injuries is typically reserved for Frisco women. We know that when it comes to fashionable footwear, high heels are all the rage. But the higher the heel, the more your foot is placed in an unnatural and unstable position. Additionally, those fashionable stilettos offer very little ankle support, which means one wrong move can result in a badly sprained ankle.

Luckily, footwear designers are wising up to the fact that more and more women want to be fashion-forward without sacrificing foot comfort and safety. If you need a recommendation for a line of footwear that is cute and supportive of your feet, call foot doctor Dr. Verville for a recommendation.

When You Need a Foot Doctor, You Need RNV Podiatry’s, Dr. Verville!

If you suspect you have a foot injury yet again, you need a prompt examination by podiatrist Dr. Verville. Just because you’ve injured your foot again and it feels similar to an injury you had before doesn’t mean the diagnosis or treatment plan will be the same as the last go ‘round. Because we use our feet so often, getting a proper diagnosis – and treatment plan – fast is important to getting on the road to recovery.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Verville, call her practice today at (214) 385-8822.