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Choosing the Right Footwear for Running

Wearing the right running shoe can take you far…literally!

No matter your level of running (be it casual jogs or 5K competitions), what you wear on your feet matters. So as you shop for the best type of footwear, remember that there’s more to consider than the brand and color scheme. It is essential that you consider your particular foot type: low arch, normal arch, and high arch. Neglecting to do so could cause injury, impede your performance, and easily cause you to feel frustrated before your body is even warmed up.

This helpful guide from The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) can help you get started:

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Running and walking adds extra pressure on a person’s feet as it is, so the last thing you should do before you head outdoors (or to your treadmill) is cram your feet into tight-fitting, stiff, and uncomfortable shoes. According to The APMA, “Sport-specific shoes can really affect the way you play. Make sure to have your feet professionally measured by today’s podiatrist to find a correctly sized shoe.”

Whenever it comes to a physical activity, such as running, keep safety in mind. Unfortunately, too many people don’t do this and end up with foot problems as a result. WebMD.com provides a good list and explanation about some of the most common running injuries: “10 Common Running Injuries: Prevention and Treatment.”

Have questions for me? Feel free to schedule an appointment at my podiatry practice in Plano by calling: (214) 385-8822 or filling out my consultation request form

Marathon bomb victim gets new leg for high heels

Those Unfortunate Days

Do you Remember Those Unfortunate and painful days of your life??? When your foot hurts and your career as a sports person is at stake, don’t let sports injuries get you down… At RNV Podiatry, We can fix that. Never let anything ruin your dreams or your ability to compete. For more information, Logon to http://www.rnvpodiatry.com


 

 

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Win Numbs Pain

Seahawks star, Richard Sherman suffers ankle injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Super Bowl.

High Heels

The average height of high heels have increased from three to five inches. It’s all about moderation ladies! For those heel addicts please refer to Achilles Tendonitits and Plantar Fasciitis.  

FOOT CARE TIPS WHILE HIKING

10 easy foot care tips while hiking. Including ingrown toenail prevention along with treatment of corns and calluses.

Olympic Figure Skater Returns After Foot Injury

Yuna Kim returns and wins her first competition after suffering a probable metatarsal injury.  Treatment for these injuries varies greatly depending on your diagnosis, xray findings and activity level.