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Skaters Beware! Your Ankles Might Be In Trouble
November 1, 2014
For some children and adolescents, nothing can compare to the thrill of riding your skateboard and feeling the air on your face as you pace faster. But not so fast, guys. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, skateboarding may be fun and enjoyable, but it can be physically demanding — especially to your feet and ankles.
Jump and Fall: The Aftermath of Skateboarding
Skateboarding is a hobby that involves repetitive jumping motions that can cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Many experts and orthopedic surgeons have already noticed a lot of serious injuries to the lower extremities due to skateboarding. Such injuries often range from open cuts to bruises and even to more serious injuries such as foot or ankle fractures and sprains. To treat more serious conditions, surgical repair may be required.
Tips for Skaters
To prevent acquiring ankle injuries, skaters are advised to take proper caution when doing the activity. Protective gear should be worn, including helmets and supportive shoes. The impact that the feet and ankles get when doing particular jumps and tricks during skateboarding can be difficult to withstand and can cause painful foot and heel problems. Some common conditions that may be acquired when skateboarding are bone spurs, plantar fascitis, and Achilles tendonitis. These problems can be serious enough that they may require more intensive, long-term rehabilitation and therapies.
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