“A marathon is about as hard an activity on your feet as you could possibly do,” said Dr. Andrew Lundquist, a podiatrist at Mankato Clinic. Stress fractures are the big concern leading up to the race. Lundquist, who has run eight marathons, said people sidelined with stress fractures are easy to spot at a marathon. “At almost every one, you’ll see people in walking boots standing and watching with a gloomy look on their faces,” he said.
Those who do finish the marathon can experience what Lundquist calls “marathon foot syndrome” — basically an extremely sore foot. He’ll see a few patients come in each year following the marathon complaining of this issue.Surprise, the best way to avoid this dreaded foot condition isn’t properly hydrating — although it doesn’t hurt. “That can be alleviated by a cool down,” Lundquist said. “Rather than sitting, walk it off and then ice the feet.”
Source: Brian Arola, The Land [10/15/16]
This past weekend, one of our Chiropodists, Tasleem completed the Bank of Nova Scotia marathon, good for her.
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