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Summer is Here: Weekend Athletes- Watch out for Overuse Injuries

If you are one of the many that are too busy during the week and save your workouts for the weekend—you may be at an increased risk of a foot or ankle injury. If you experience any of the following symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment with one of the Podiatrists at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates with offices located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan.


Aching, stiffness, soreness or tenderness above your heel upward to the area just below your calf muscle. These could be signs of achilles tendonitis or tendonosis, which typically stem from overuse or trying to do too much too soon. You may notice pain when getting up in the morning or after resting. Pain typically improves with movement, but will eventually worsen with increased activity.


Twisting your ankle while playing basketball, tennis or even stepping off a curb and then developing Pain, soreness, swelling, bruising or stiffness in the ankle joint that make it hard to walk. These are classic symptoms of an ankle sprain, an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle. The sprain’s severity depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn or completely torn, as well as on how many ligaments are involved. Ankle fractures are most often caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward, and they can sometimes occur at the same time as an ankle sprain. If you experience any ankle pain, follow the RICE protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation).


After a run or long walk and the developing a sudden pain on the top of the foot with swelling and some change of skin color may be the sign of a foot sprain or even a stress fracture.If you experience any foot pain, follow the RICE protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation).


After an activity painful blisters may occur anywhere on your feet. Blisters come from excessive moisture and friction usually caused by poor-fitting and constricting athletic shoes or even a bad pair of socks. A foot and ankle surgeon can evaluate your footwear to make sure blisters don’t ruin your weekend workout.

if you experience any of the above problems or any other foot and ankle issue make sure to set up an appointment to see one of the Podiatrists at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates with offices located on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan(10021) and in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn(11209).

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn are here to serve your Foot and Ankle needs. The Foot and Ankle Surgeons in the practice use the latest techniques to provide you with the best quality care, from sports related injuries to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.


William D. Spielfogel, DPM, FACFAS Dr. WIlliam D. Spielfogel is the Medical Director of Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates and is the Chief of the Podiatry Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital- Northwell Health in NYC

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Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis or nerve irritation. Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates in NYC and Brooklyn, NY will make the diagnoses.

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