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Choosing the Right Footwear Can Prevent Foot Injuries

RunnersSporting the proper footwear can avoid accidents and injuries while exercising or playing a physically demanding activity, according to Bloomer Advance. “To get the most out of your workout or from playing a favorite sport, it’s imperative to choose the right footwear for the type of exercise you’ll engage in,” says Dr. Matthew Garoufalis, president of the American Podiatric Medical Association(APMA).

“Improper footwear can lead to irritation and injury.” According to Bloomer Advance, The sport of choice can determine the type or even the severity of an injury you experience. For example, ankle sprains and fractures are common among football players, while ankle sprains are more prevalent among basketball players.

Be sure to choose the right footwear for your feet. Seeking the help of a podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC would beneficial for your child. Dr. Discont will examine your child’s feet and provide the right care and treatment for them.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Although fun, running is a physical activity which can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on the type of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

To learn more about choosing what running shoe is suitable for you, follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices which are located in Sun Lakes or Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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