How to Avoid Ankle and Foot Injuries When Exercising
It can be extremely frustrating to suffer from an ankle or foot injury when you’re exercising. Not only will it stop you from doing the exercise, but it will also take a toll on your day-to-day routines. By reading through the tips below, you will learn how to avoid getting bothersome ankle and foot injuries when exercising:
Stretch Your Feet
Stretching your muscles is an essential component to exercising so you want to ensure you are taking the time to stretch not only the muscles you will be using in your workout, but your feet as well. When you perform simple stretches on your feet before a workout, you’ll be able to relieve tension in your feet and strengthen the muscles in them. One of the easiest ways to get a good foot stretch is to roll a tennis ball under your feet. It only takes a few minutes and this can help you avoid foot injury during your next exercise routine.
Wear the Proper Shoes
It is important to keep your glutes and core strong as they are all connected to the feet. This means that you must be wearing the right type of shoes for your workout for optimal performance. If you’re going to be doing cardio, your feet are going to receive repetitive impact so the right type of shoes, as well as the right fit, must be worn to avoid injuries such as heel spurs, arch spasms and tendinitis
Keep Your Feet Clean and Dry
Keeping your feet free of moisture is a great way to reduce the breeding ground for bacteria by wearing waterproof sandals when you’re showering in a public facility. Always dry your feet thoroughly using a clean towel and apply antifungal powder for the feet as a precaution once your feet have been dried.
Follow up on Any Pain
If you’re feeling any pain in your feet, get it checked out immediately. In most cases it’s something mild that if caught early enough, can be corrected easily. However, the longer you wait to address your foot problem, the more chance there is of having the condition worsen.
We are Thornhill Foot Clinic, Chiropodists & Podiatrists in Thornhill, Vaughan, North York & Markham and we are here to help you get back on your feet! If you have any questions or concerns about your feet, or are suffering from any discomfort or pain, please contact our office today at (905) 597-6638, or get in touch with us through our website at www.thornhillfootclinic.com.