While enjoying outdoor sports and activities is a must, it’s important to consider foot health—and recovery—throughout these adventures. Hiking, 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, Australian podiatrist and founder of Vionic Shoes, Phillip Vasyli, advises taking the proper steps to prevent aches and pains before exercising.
|Dr. Phillip Vasyli
The first thing Vasyli recommends is to 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,” says Vasyli. “The same thing goes for hiking—tough terrain requires a shoe that will offer stability to the feet and ankles.”
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.