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.

Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it poses a greater risk for injuries, hospitalization and complications. For a ground-up approach to fall prevention, seniors should start by examining the health of their feet.