Sports Injury Prevention
Each year more than 1.2 million Canadians are sidelined from their favourite sport due to a sports-related injury that may have been prevented through proper fitting footwear and shoe selection.
To reduce the risk of a sports-related injury and to alleviate pain if one occurs:
By following these recommendations, you can decrease the risk of sustaining a sports-related injury during your favourite athletic activities.
Running shoes today are specifically designed to support and cushion your feet and help ensure you engage – but don’t stress – the correct muscles, tendons, and ligaments while you run. If you’re running in shoes that are too worn, you’re at risk for a variety of injuries as your shoes won’t be absorbing the force when your feet hit the ground. This will result in the shock moving back through your feet, ankles, knees, and hips.
Replacing your shoes before they become too worn will help protect you from injury.
If you are experiencing foot or lower limb pain or discomfort, you should talk to your doctor or book an appointment with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist. Click here to find a Pedorthist near you.