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Winter Foot InjuriesIf watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi has given you the “get outdoors” bug, then you are not alone! There is so much fun to be had around Washington, PA. A day’s excursion can have you snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowboarding, skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling. Just pick an adventure, grab your gear, and get out there!

Along with the fun, snow and ice each bring some serious risks. Preparation for any activity is important to prevent injury. This is true even when you are heading outside to go for a walk or to shovel the driveway. The American Chiropractic Association reminds us that the function of our muscles can be compromised in cold weather due to muscles and blood vessels contracting to conserve body heat. If you are going to be active, some conditioning with vulnerable areas is important to avoid strains and sprains. With higher energy activities such as skiing and skating, make sure to complete a good warm-up. Also, layer your clothes appropriately and wear proper socks and footwear to prevent frostbite.

Great intentions can go a long way, but you need to be realistic about your level of fitness and what your body can handle. With a new activity, take lessons and start slow as doing too much too quickly sets the stage for injuries such as muscle and tendon strains, stress fractures, and shin splints.

We want you to stay active. If foot pain is getting in the way of enjoying our great Pennsylvania winter, contact Dr. Philip Pinsker for help. Call our office in Washington, PA at (724) 225-7410 to make an appointment today.

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