(HealthDay News) -- The feet and ankles, supporting the weight of the rest of your body, are prime targets for painful injuries. But many can be prevented.
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The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help prevent injuries of the foot or ankle:
- Wear shoes designed for your activity.
- When you're on rough or uneven ground, wear hiking boots or shoes.
- Throw out sports shoes that aren't worn evenly.
- If wearing steel-toe shoes, make sure the toe box is wide enough to be comfortable.
- Wear shoes with hard tops when you are using a lawn mower or other yard equipment.
- Always wear shoes when walking on paved surfaces.
- Avoid slippery floors.
- Don't walk around in the dark.
-- Diana Kohnle
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