Jumping rope is an excellent cardiovascular exercise. It helps with endurance and agility, and can even strengthen the calves and supporting muscles. Despite these benefits, some people who jump rope complain of having foot pain when jumping. Reasons for this might include the arches of the feet having dropped from the feet not supporting weight properly. If shoes are worn while jumping, they might be ill-fitting, or the insoles might need to include additional arch support. If shoes are not worn, it might help to wear them, again paying attention to having supportive insoles. A condition known as plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the arch-supporting ligaments that extend from the heel to the back of the foot, might have developed and pain might be felt in the heel area. Making sure to rest and stretch between workouts is important. Paying attention to good form through weight and balance distribution will help. If you jump rope for fun or exercise and you are experiencing foot pain, see a podiatrist today.
Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Center of Idaho . Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Ankle Sprains
- Broken Foot
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Stress Fractures
- Turf Toe
Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.
Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Boise, ID . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.