Fall is officially in full swing, and though the changing leaves bring beautiful views, this season can also be tough on our feet. At Great Neck Family Foot Care, Dr. Hochstein would like to kick off the season by sharing information about common fall foot injuries and what you can do to avoid them.
How To Avoid Common Fall Foot Injuries
Fall is a great season to head outdoors and get active before the chilly winter months move us indoors, but certain activities and lifestyle habits can increase the risk of foot injuries. Many people are trading in summer sandals for closed-toed boots and heels, but narrow, pointy shoes can cause foot pain and injury. If you’re active during the fall, strenuous activities and uneven walking surfaces on trails can lead to problematic injuries. Some of the most common foot injuries and conditions people experience in the fall include:
Taking the necessary precautions and prioritizing your foot and ankle health can help you steer clear of unfortunate foot injuries. When shopping for new shoes this season, make sure you choose wider, supportive shoes to avoid crowding your toes. You can also exercise and stretch your feet and ankles before any activities to prevent an injury from keeping you inside for the rest of the season. Dr. Hochstein also provides custom orthotic fabrication to ensure that your shoes have adequate cushioning and support, which can help you avoid foot and leg problems down the line.
If you find yourself dealing with a painful foot injury this season, you should not hesitate to visit Great Neck Family Foot Care. Dr. Hochstein offers a suite of various podiatry services to help you overcome any foot ailments this fall. To learn more about how you can avoid foot injuries, be sure to contact us today!