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Causes and Prevention of Ankle Pain While Cycling

Tuesday, 02 July 2024 00:00

Ankle pain while cycling is often due to poor form, overtraining, or using a bike that is the wrong size. Improper cycling form, such as incorrect foot positioning on the pedals, can strain the ankle joints and muscles. Starting with intense or prolonged rides too quickly without allowing your body to adapt can also lead to overuse injuries, including ankle pain. Additionally, riding a bike that does not fit your body properly can force your ankles into awkward positions, causing discomfort and potential injury. To prevent ankle pain, focus on maintaining correct form by keeping your feet properly aligned on the pedals. Gradually increase the intensity and duration of your rides to build strength and endurance. Additionally, ensuring your bike is properly fitted to your body can also help maintain proper alignment and reduce the risk of ankle pain. If your ankle begins to hurt during or after a bike ride, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can properly treat it, and guide you on additional ankle injury prevention techniques.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact the podiatrists of Dr. Siegerman & Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Drexel Hill and West Chester, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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