Ankles for Life Helps Raise Awareness of Ankle Injuries among Athletes

ankles-for-life-logoThe Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush foot and ankle physicians, Dr. George Holmes, Dr. Simon Lee, Dr. Johnny Linand Dr. Kamran Hamid, have created “Ankles for Life,” in conjunction with the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA). This program aims to raise awareness of ankle injuries among athletes, especially Achilles injuries, and the need for better prevention strategies. The foot and ankle section has noticed an estimated 300 percent increase in Achilles patients over a recent ten year period.

“The foot and ankle, which withstand a lot of pressure from the body, are areas most likely to be overlooked by athletes,” explains Kamran Hamid, M.D., MOR foot and ankle surgeon. “The good news is that proper injury prevention and strengthening exercises can make a big difference in keeping athletes’ feet and ankles healthy.”

Read more about this program and physicians’ comments in this Orthopedics This Week article.

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