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By Crofton Podiatry
November 01, 2016
Category: Foot Injury Risks

For many of us, smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. Many can’t live without them and most are addicted to checking their phones. Even children seem to have phones these days and easily spend much time engrossed in the contents of their apps and streaming videos. While seemingly harmless at first, it is becoming an increased risk factor for injury. Among other ways that phones have become major distractions in our lives, we often see folks walking while checking their phone notifications, taking photos or videos, playing games, and even video chatting. Our phones draw our attention to the screen, leaving us unaware of our surroundings.

At Crofton Podiatry, we want your activities to be safe and helpful to your overall well-being. Some of the most common injuries we’ve seen due to lack of attention include twisted or sprained ankles from uneven walking grounds. But what’s worse is that being unaware can also lead to bigger safety issues like car accidents, robbery, and maybe even kidnapping or homicide (like in the cases of Pokemon Go players). Children and adults alike are at risk when they are lost in the world of their phones.

So next time you are engaged in some very exciting texts or a video that was sent to you, we encourage you to think twice before you respond and walk at the same time. Even when exercising, the monotony can tempt you to look at your phone to help you get through your routine and keep you entertained. However, keep in mind that even walking while paying attention can be hazardous, especially in crowded areas. How much more would you be putting yourself at risk if you are on your phone?

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. Make sure to pay attention to where you are walking so that you don’t accidentally fall into a manhole or pothole, walk off a curb, or stub your toes on rocks. These situations can also lead you to trip, lose balance, hurt yourself, and BONUS, even send your phone flying. That would be a doubly worse situation, don’t you think?

Sometimes, situations can’t be helped and things happen. Have you already experienced an injury or foot/ankle pain from walking while on your phone? Dr. Brad Toll, our board-certified podiatrist would be happy to help you at our Crofton, MD office. We welcome patients from the surrounding Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas. Make an appointment today by calling (410) 721-4505!

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