Shoes for Sports, Fitness and Fun!

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

There’s More to a Shoe Than Meets the Eye!

different types of sport shoesProper shoe selection and fit will help alleviate pain, pressure and provide optimal comfort. Shoe lace tying techniques will help alleviate pressure points. Custom orthotics for sports shoes, boots or skates, will correct foot deficiencies that are causing pain and discomfort not only in the feet, but in the ankles, legs, shins, knees, back and neck. When purchasing shoes for sports or general wear, take note: if you have flat feet, choose a motion-control shoe. If you have high-arched feet, choose a cushioned shoe. Your Chiropodist can answer all of your questions and offer helpful suggestions.

Barefoot Fitness?

pilates poseBe vigilant. Be safe. If you’re starting a new fitness class where “bare is the required wear”, (i.e. yoga, karate, pilates), protect your feet from warts by (a) wearing foot coverings at all times (b) wearing flip flops or sandals in public showers, and (c) washing and thoroughly drying your feet.

(Plantar) warts are viral infections that usually develop on the soles of the foot, where they are usually flattened by the pressure of walking and are surrounded by thickened skin. They tend to be hard and flat, with a rough surface and well-defined boundaries. Warts may also appear on the top of the foot or toes where they are usually raised and fleshier. Warts are often flesh tone and have small black dots in the center. Unlike corns and calluses, plantar warts tend to bleed when debrided due to the many tiny blood vessels. Learn more about plantar warts.

Keep your feet healthy year round. See your Chiropodist regularly for foot health checkups.

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