Prevention & Recovery

Appropriate footwear can help athletes avoid or mitigate foot injuries. Footwear can also play a major role in rehabilitation and recovery. Credentialed pedorthists play a significant role on an athlete’s health care team because they specialize in shoes and foot orthoses.

Foot injuries can be underdiagnosed or difficult to recognize simply because the foot has so many parts – 26 bones, plus ligaments, joints, tendons and muscles – that can be injured. A credentialed pedorthist, working with a medical practitioner, can be of unique assistance by focusing on the foot, orthosis and shoes as a unit.

Read more on increased risk of injury, shoes as sports equipment,
relieving pressures, and individual help!