Taking Care of Your Feet -Advice for Runners

Do you take care of your Feet when you run? During running, our feet put under added pressure and they absorb more force than they are used to.  Our feet propel us and it is the condition of our feet that will determine the outcome of our jog, run or marathon.  So why is it that, a lot of runners, do not take proper care of their feet? Did you know that the foot is the 2nd most common injured part of our body after the knee?  Running can lead to injuries and pain in the shins, knees, hips and lower back.  So perhaps it is time that we start to pay some more attention to the importance of our feet. Find the perfect running shoe We treat a lot of runners in our clinics.  The common complaints that runners arrive with...

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Summer is on the way, some useful foot care tips

So, the clocks have gone forward, the evenings are getting longer and we are all turning our attention to the prospect however remote of some welcome sun. We look forward with a large degree of scepticism that within a few weeks we can start to dust off those sandals and open toe shoes. For most of us it’s a time when our thoughts turn to our feet. Our podiatrists always see an increase in foot problems such as athlete’s foot, cracked heels and hard skin (often due to wearing inappropriate sandals). There are a number of very simple tips which can assist help as we prepare our feet for the much anticipated hot summer. If you are able to cut your own nails then always use a proper nail clippers and cut straight across, not too short, and not down...

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