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How can I help prevent foot sprains?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
A foot sprain involves tearing a ligament, a fibrous structure that connects one bone to another. The best way to avoid foot sprains is by wearing sturdy shoes with thick soles, such as good walking, running, or cross-training shoes, which will help protect vulnerable areas of your foot. You can also help prevent strains by doing exercises for foot fitness and by warming up before exercising.

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