Foot Care for Runners
Running is a great way for people to stay in shape; unfortunately, frequent jogging and running can take a toll on your knees and feet. Precautions are necessary to help avoid potential running injuries. Our Calgary clinic wants to help you stay fit, healthy, and pain-free. Read our suggestions and give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about your foot care.
If you’re participating in a high-impact activity like running, it becomes even more important to warm up and prepare your muscles accordingly. Take 5-10 minutes to stretch, hold, and relax each of your arms legs, and ankles properly. Focus on the back of the leg and thigh muscles in particular. Here’s a few more recommended stretches you can do prior to your run.
Arch supports, as prescribed by Heritage Family Foot Clinic, are recommended to avoid progressive knee pain. Orthotic devices can also help alleviate the symptoms brought on by shin splints. Hard surfaces, muscle imbalance, and over striding all contribute to leg pain while jogging.
Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been running for years, a podiatrist can make your time spent jogging a lot more enjoyable, and safe. Make a pit stop at our clinic to maximize your conditioning.