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Milford, CT is Kicking it This Spring

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Are you looking for a way to kick start your spring fitness plan? Why not join a kickboxing class? A local Milford, CT business, Bagwell Academy of Martial Arts, offers Cardio Kick and Cardio Boxing classes, and the first session is free! Classes are a great way to try a new workout, and see if it’s for you!

Kickboxing is a fun, fast-paced way to exercise and develop defensive moves. It also places a lot of stress on the ankles, so it is important to learn ways to avoid injury during your workout. The sheath around the peroneal tendon is one area of concern when it comes to the ankles.

The peroneal muscles are a part of the outside-bottom area of the leg. These muscles make up tendons that are connected to the ankle and bones of the feet. A sheath houses these tendons in order to protect them and keep them intact as they work to maintain stability of the ankle joint. This sheath can become damaged if there is trauma which results I a loosening of the tendons. Pain and weakness are the result. 

This condition is sometimes seen with activities such as kickboxing. Kicking can cause muscle sprains which cause damage to the tendon. These injuries often occur when moves are not done correctly, or with loss of balance. Kickboxing and other martial arts based workouts require some flexibility and balance. Talk to your instructor to make sure that this type of exercise is right for you.  Also, pay close attention to your method. Learn the proper way to kick, and pay attention to body alignment to maximize your balance. Imbalanced kicking can cause the stationary foot to become unstable and result in sprain.

Is ankle pain and weakness stopping you from kicking up your heels? Call the office of Dr. Sanjay Patel, and learn more about the health of your feet and ankles. You can reach our friendly staff at the Hamden, CT office at (203)288-4055, or at the Milford, CT office at (203)876-7736.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
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Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.
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