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HOW TO STAY ACTIVE WHEN YOUR FEET SAY "STOP"

If you and your body want to run or play sports, but your feet hurt too much:

  1. Try to pinpoint the sore area, determine if shoes aggravate the problem or if simply standing aggravates the problem.

  2. Then try to determine if pads will relieve pressure. Pharmacies sell moleskin and other pads that can be used if there is pressure on a toe from a shoe. Placing pads around the sore spot on a toe or the ball of the foot ca relieve pressure. (Don’t use medicated pads, as they damage surrounding skin.)

  3. If you’re an active, healthy person with good circulation and a spot on your foot is sore, try applying some ice or frozen peas for about 5 minutes at a time.

  4. See a Chiropodist to determine the cause of your problem. In most cases the Chiropodist can apply pads or use other treatment to relieve pressure and enhance comfort right on the spot.

  5. Consider changing sports temporarily to maintain your level of fitness. For example, if running hurts, consider swimming or cycling until you recover.

  6. Don’t let nagging problems persist hoping they will go away. There’s no need to fear a visit to a Chiropodist's office when it comes to foot problems. Treatment is usually painless and often relief is immediate.

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic.

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway Professional  Family  Foot  Care

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