Foot Problems are Common Among Troops: MD Podiatrist

“Foot and ankle injuries are prevalent and significant health concerns for military personnel, with potential long-term consequences,” Dan Michaels, DPM states. Maintaining foot health, therefore, is of the utmost importance for troops on active duty, while failure to do so can result in major issues that linger throughout one’s service or for a lifetime after separating from the armed forces.
“Active-duty military personnel are particularly susceptible to foot and ankle injuries due to the physically demanding nature of their work, which often involves long marches, running, jumping, and rucking with heavy loads,” Dr. Michaels continued. “Some of the most common foot and ankle injuries in active-duty service members include ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, blisters, and ingrown toenails.”