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CO PODIATRIST DISCUSSES CLIMBING SHOES

"THE BIGGEST FOOT PROBLEMS THAT CLIMBERS HAVE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPRESSION AND FRICTIO N," SAYS DR THOMAS SHONKS, ATTENDING PODIATRIST AT THE BOULDER CENTRE FOR SPORTS MEDICINE.  "SPOT-STRETCHING CAN HELP CLIMBERS WITH THESE AND OTHER ISSUES (SUCH AS SWOLLEN NERVES CAUSED BY REPETITIVE MOVEMENT) MADE WORSE BY RESTRICTIVE SHOES.  ANY SHOE-REPAIR OR SKI-BOOT SHOP SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS."

PODIATRIST SHONKA ALSO RECOMMENDS "SILICONE PADS TO ALLEVIATE PAIN CAUSED BY HOT SPOTS.  YOU WANT TO BE SURE TO PUT MORE PRESSURE AROUND A PRESSURE POINT THAN OVER IT, IN OTHER WORDS, ENCIRCLE PROBLEM SPOTS WITH A LITTLE DOUGHNUTS OF RELIEF."

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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