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What causes foot-related sports injuries?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Foot related sports injuries are most often caused by improper use of the body during sports or exercise. If you don't warm up and stretch your muscles before beginning a work out or an intense game, injuries are more likely to happen because warmed, stretched muscles will be more flexible and have a larger range of motion. If you overuse your body during sports or push it too hard too fast, you're also more likely to cause a sports injury. In other cases, your foot related sports injury may be caused by an accident -- a quick dodge to avoid someone coming at you could cause you to turn your foot the wrong way and create an injury.

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