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BAREFOOT RUNNERS NEED TO START SLOWLY: WI PODIATRIST

PODIATRIST DOCTOR APRIL BORCHARDT SAYS SHE WAS INITIALLY AGAINST BAREFOOT RUNNING.  HOWEVER, AFTER LOOKING INTO IT AND TRYING IT OUT, SHE SAYS HER MIND HAS CHANGED... SLIGHTLY.  "THE KEY IS THAT IT IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY AND THATS WHAT I FOUND OUT," SAYS PODIATRIST BORCHARDT.  PODIATRIST, DR. BORCHARDT SAYS A MAJOR BENIFIT OF BAREFOOT  RUNNING IS THAT IT STRENGTHENS SMALL FOOT MUSCLES THAT ARE UNUSED BECAUSE OF THE TRADITIONAL TYPES OF SHOES.

BUT TO DO IT SAFETLY, DOCTOR BORCHARDT, PODIATRIST SAYS THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT FOOT TYPE.  OFTEN, SHE SAYS, MANY PATIENTS OF HERS TRY RUNNING BAREFOOT TOO MUCH AND TOO QUICKLY, LEADING TO PROBLEMS.  " A LOT OF THAT COMES DOWN TO NOT CONDITIONING PROPERLY.  SO, THEY DECIDE TO GO FOR THEIR TWO MILE RUN THE FIRST TIME IN A VIBRAM FIVEFINGER, WHICH IS NOT GOING TO WORK.  IT'S REALLY, YOU START WITH 5 MINUTES, AND GRADUALLY INCREASE YOUR TIME SLOWLY."

MOST FOOT DOCORS AND FOOT SPECIALISTS AGREE, INCLUDING CHIROPODISTS, CHIROPRACTORS AND PODIATRISTS THAT IT  IS IMPORTANT TO CONSULT A FOOT SPECIALISTS WHEN ANY SYMPTOMS OR INJURIES OCCUR TO YOUR FOOT OR ANKLE.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS!

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