Heel Pain and Football: Are You at Risk? | Austin, Texas

What is your favorite football movie of all time? Remember the Titans? The Blind Side? Jerry Maguire? The movie site, Fandango, rated the top thirty of all time, and Rudy made it to the top of the heap. Whether you’re a fan of the real game, the big screen version, or you like to play on the weekends, this time of year is extremely exciting.

NFL and college teams are ramping up their play—everyone wants to end well. Avoiding injury is critical to finishing the season on top. Amateurs and professionals are vulnerable to foot and ankle conditions including heel pain that can interfere with play. Are you at risk?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. The constant impact of running during play can lead to bruises on the heels, inflammation of the plantar fascia, Achilles tendonitis, and other foot conditions that cause pain in the heels. Some people are at a higher risk of injury due to their foot structure. Flat feet and high arches can magnify the stress placed on the feet during play. Visit our office for a full evaluation and learn about your foot type and orthotics.

Our expert staff can help you protect your foundation by explaining the best type of footwear for your feet. Too-tight, worn out cleats are extremely problematic. Choosing the right shoe is one step you can take to block heel pain and stay pain-free.

Heel pain shouldn’t be in your play book. If it does occur, call Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists right away. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS are sports injury experts who understand the importance of getting you back in the game. Call (512) 328-8900 today to schedule an appointment.

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