Foot & Ankle Tips for Basketball Players

Basketball is a very demanding sport. Sports injuries to the foot and ankle can be caused by improper warm-up, trauma, and ill fitting footwear.

  • Before you do anything, you must warm-up for 5-10 minutes.
  • Once you're warmed up, immediately go into your stretches.
  • Athletic shoes protect your feet from stresses caused by bascketball and other sports. They're designed to give you the perfect amount of traction, make sure you get the right shoe.
  • The perfect shoe is a high-topped basketball shoe that has ankle support, shock absorption and fits just right. 
Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle