Two-A-Days Leave Dwight Howard on the Bench with Foot Pain

Dwight Howard is resting a sore foot after tough Rockets workoutsLike any other Houston sports fan, this podiatrist was super-psyched when the Rockets landed all-star Dwight ‘superman’ Howard for our team. I’m really hopeful that, working with Jeremy Lin, these two fan favorites will bring home the title to our city.

In order to do that, though, these mega-earners have to stay healthy and avoid sports injuries; this week, it seems, Howard wasn’t able to do that. According to reports from the Houston Chronicle, Howard had to sit out team practice yesterday because of a sore foot. Apparently, on Monday, he’d taken part in the team’s two-a-days workouts and it just proved to be too much for him.

He had X-rays Monday night to rule out a fracture, but they all came back clean; he sat out practice the next day as a precautionary measure. Howard told the press that his foot was just sore from running up and down a lot, and he wanted to make sure he didn’t get injured.

In my office, I see a lot of people who are experiencing foot pain after overly-aggressive athletic training. My advice to patients is to practice with caution; vary workouts and include strength training; and rest when necessary, just like Howard did yesterday. For any sports injury that doesn’t resolve with a day of rest, schedule an appointment at Tanglewood Foot Specialists for care worthy of an NBA super-star.  

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