Relationship of Fitness & Your Feet
Properly Caring for Your Feet During Activity
Your feet are likely one of the most neglected parts of your body, and yet they bear a great responsibility on a day-to-day basis. Whether you are an active individual or rarely exercise, it is important to understand how to care for your feet and what they are telling you during activity.
To begin, it is important to speak with a physician prior to beginning a fitness program or performing regular activity. This should include a complete exam of your feet as well as a regular physical.
This is an especially important step if you are already aware of any foot pain or injury or if any of the following are true:
- You are overweight
- You smoke
- You haven’t had a physical exam in awhile
Tips for Proper Fitness & Activity
Wearing the right clothing and footwear is essential to exercising or any type of physical activity. Perform research on the activity you will undergo and purchase shoes accordingly.
The American Podiatric Medical Association places a great importance on wearing the right type of footwear during exercise. In fact, not wearing the right shoes during exercise results a large portion of the hundreds of ailments that arise.
Call Us Today for the Information You Need
Organized sports and individual physical activities are important to living a healthy lifestyle. You should, however, make sure that you are properly caring for your feet. If you have questions of how to do so, reach out to us before you begin the activity and if you encounter any foot pain. Do not continue to pursue the activity if it results in strain on your muscles, tendons, or joints until a solution is found.
Contact our Newtown foot and ankle specialists for the help you need and answers to any of your questions!