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What do you do to avoid slipping? Do have a preferred method for staying injury-free?
Our feet and ankles get a workout every day – even if it’s just from walking around the house or to and from the car running errands. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, one hour of strenuous exercise puts up to one million pounds of pressure on your feet. Now imagine how much additional stress your feet and ankles can be subjected to when roads and sidewalks are icy and snowy. Lan Chen, MD, an orthopaedic physician at NorthShore, offers her insight on how to avoid a foot or ankle injury this season: