Oh Deer: Surgeons Caution Hunters to Protect Their Feet and Ankles from Injury

While foot and ankle injuries are most often associated with hobbies like running, basketball and hiking, hunting can also be the cause of serious injuries to the area. It is important that hunters understand the risks associated with hunting and take the necessary precautions to prevent injury.

Common Runners Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with little or improper long-distance training. The lack of experience coupled with the repetitive impact placed on the feet during a long run can produce enough stress to cause hairline breaks in the bones of the foot.