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Sports Participants Need Supportive Shoes for Continual Good Foot Health

Proper foot supportAccording to American Podiatric Medical Association spokesperson Leslie Campbell, foot support is something that some people do not take seriously enough.As people work out more and become physically active, the probability of developing particular foot conditions increases with it, especially in athletes.

Athletes who participate in sports that require fast side to side movements risk incurring ankle sprains, while activities such as long distance running increase the possibility for heel spurs and pinched nerves.

“We see more young children coming in because they play sports like soccer and wear cleats, which are rigid, don’t absorb shock, cause fatigue and should be worn as little as possible,” Campbell says. Dr. Campbell also advises against wearing cleats off the field and says to warm up adequately so the joints are supple in the shoe. Kinesiologist Dr. Eugene Charles also suggests keeping feet elevated whenever possible.

Proper support is important, whether it’s for everyday walking or participating in exercise or sport. A chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics can make recommendations on how to care for your feet, find shoes that fit you, and help with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

To learn more about the importance of proper foot support and what shoes to consider, visit link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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