FASMA Participates in Reston Triathlon

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Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrists proud to sponsor and participate in local triathalon.

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When patients come to our office, it's because they are already experiencing pain or an ailment. With the Reston Triathlon, it was great to not only see some of our very own patients healthy and active, but to also give support to the athletes.

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid Atlantic’s Reston Division participated in the 31st Annual Reston Triathlon held at Lake Audubon in Reston, VA. This year FASMA was a proud sponsor, and FASMA doctors were part of the medical team which provided medical care for triathlon participants. They set up in the medical tent at the finish line and worked closely with physicians from other specialties such as orthopedics and internal medicine to provide supportive care to the race participants.

An essential component of triathlon training that many athletes may overlook are preventative techniques, such as stretching, strength training and rest. These important measures can help to avert painful injuries. “Injuries are not an act of nature. They indicate that the athlete has reached a breakdown point which the body can no longer maintain.. The body is pushed past its reparative capabilities and begins to develop signs and symptoms of injury.” Click here to read more about the importance of prevention and early detection of injuries.

Shoes are critical equipment for triathletes. The wrong size shoes can cause painful blisters and become uncomfortable if they don’t allow enough room for swelling. Long distance runners often lose toenails during races, which is another reason shoes should be bought slightly larger. Click here to read more about shoes and comfort while competing.

Most causes of foot pain in athletes can be attributed to over training. Podiatrists advise pulling back on the amount of training when athletes feel initial pain to allow the inflammation or injury to resolve. If pain persists more than a week, athletes should seek medical attention. Click here to read more about feet recovery and tips.

“When patients come to our office, it's because they are already experiencing pain or an ailment. With the Reston Triathlon, it was great to not only see some of our very own patients healthy and active, but to also give support to the athletes participating in one of the biggest races in our local community,” said FASMA podiatrist Dr. Man Cho.

About Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic: Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is a diverse group of foot and ankle specialists, dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive foot and ankle care to all patients in a warm and caring environment. FASMA doctors provide a full scope of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, emphasizing open communication and education. It is FASMA’s aim to relieve every one of our patients of pain, and allow a return to a high level of function as quickly as possible. FASMA works with our patients’ other doctors to ensure good health and continuity of care for each patient. Please visit us at http://www.footandankle-usa.com.

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