It’s practically unheard of for a runner to never have been injured. But sports podiatrist Franklin Kase, DPM, of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Burbank Podiatry Associates Group, can boast such a non-event. In his 40 years of running, he has completed 50 half marathons and six full marathons without suffering any leg or foot injuries. “I’m 66 and I feel great,” he says. We asked him about his secrets for staying injury-free and his tips for choosing a supportive shoe.
|Dr. Franklin Kase
Kase emphasizes, “It’s critical to have a good supportive shoe in whatever activity you do. [That alone] is going to reduce the risk of injury. Tremendously, that’s why I’ve really been able to prevent injury.” If you’re getting adequate support for your feet, you’re getting adequate support for your knees, your hips, and even your back, he says.
Source: Brenda Wong, Toluca Lake [1/8/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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