Why do Boxers like Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor Wear High Top Shoes?

It is nearly impossible to turn on the TV and not hear something about the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor. With all the attention on boxing, I am sure everyones first question is “Why do boxers wear high top shoes?” The easiest answer to this question is, stability. Boxers are constantly moving about while in a fight and can not risk a rolled ankle in the middle of a round. A rolled ankle would lead to a certain loss for a fighter with their lack of mobility causing them to be an easy target.

Like boxers, many of us have rolled our ankle in the past. If you have fallen victim to a common ankle sprain, you know how debilitating it can be. Ankle sprains come in a variety of flavors, and vary in degree of damage they cause to the ligaments which stabilize the ankle. In severe sprains the ligaments of the ankle can actually be permanently damaged. At Healthy Feet Podiatry we have the newest regenerative medicine techniques available for you. Prolotherapy, Ozone, Prolozone, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Shockwave treatments will help facilitate healing to this damaged tissue. We would be happy to discuss these conservative treatment options in more detail with you during your office visit. If conservative treatment fails, surgical reconstruction of the ligaments may be necessary, which is something your skilled surgeon will discuss with you.

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