Taking Care of Feet Before, During and After Physical Activity | The Podiatrist and yourfeetnz

there are many reasons for sore feet

While enjoying outdoor sports and activities is a must, it’s important to consider foot health and recovery throughout these adventures. Tramping, biking, running and even just chasing the kids around the amusement park can take a toll on feet, exacerbating pain and soreness and at times putting a stop to activity. For this reason, it is important to take proper steps to prevent aches and pains before exercising.

Find a shoe that suits your sport or activity. If you are going for a run, be sure to have on proper running shoes that fit the needs of your feet. The same thing goes for tramping-tough terrain requires a shoe that will offer stability to the feet and ankles.

It is just as important to provide feet with the necessary support post-workout. Walking barefoot can cause the foot to break down, and can ultimately lead to excruciating foot pain.

Slipping into a pair of supportive sandals or shoes immediately following physical activity, or whenever walking or standing on hard surfaces. The worst thing you can do for your feet is to deprive them of appropriate support after a workout. Instead of taking off your sneakers and walking barefoot, step into a shoe or sandal that will support the arch and cup the heel, preserving your natural footprint.

Supportive footwear even while walking around the house and running errands. Feet were not designed to walk on hard, unnatural surfaces. You will have much better results if you take care to support your foot’s natural contours with the right footwear.

While enjoying your favuorite activities — whether training for a marathon or simply taking a leisurely stroll around the block — it is important to consider foot health before, during and after.
Get started on resolving your foot problems today.

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About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

Posted on September 29, 2014, in Contact a Podiatrist, Running Shoes, What is a Podiatrist, Your feet and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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