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Prevent Foot And Ankle Injuries

Ankle sprains and strains usually heal within 2-6 weeks time while more severe injuries will need as long as 12 weeks to heal. The more severe injuries include ankle fractures which if ignored, can lead to post-traumatic arthritis and chronic pain.

Whatever the ankle injury may be, it is important that the right treatment is administered. Without the right treatment, there is a chance of complications which usually lead to recurring and consistent pain in the ankle region. You can also get  Ankle Injuries treatment at

Proper shoe selection is important for having an injury-free season. For a foot that excessively pronates, it is important to find a running shoe that will provide the proper amount of stability and support. Looking for a shoe with a straighter last (the curve of the sole) and a medial post (dense material of the midsole) will also help to decrease pronation. For a runner who does not pronate enough, a shoe with more cushioning is necessary.

A more curved last will facilitate proper pronation during the running cycle. Make sure the toe box is large enough to give the toes enough room during push-off to decrease compression at the forefoot. Finally, a higher heel on a running shoe will benefit those who run longer distances since they tend to heel strike more than sprinters who want a lower heel height.