Many of us may scale back on exercise during the winter, but spring is right around the corner! It’s time to head back outside, enjoy more sports, and get moving! If you’ve been working out in the gym over the winter, it’s important that you get a good new pair of shoes before hitting the hiking trails or going for a run outdoors. Our foot specialists give some recommendations below.
Hiking, running outdoors, and doing outdoor sports are all exciting ways to get your daily exercise in. You can experience new sights, explore new terrain, and have a more memorable workout with friends. Spring also brings fresh air and sunlight to get you out of the winter groove and into a new exercise routine!
It’s incredibly important to have new shoes if you’re going to transition back into outdoor exercise. Exercise shoes wear out over time, even if you only use them indoors. Be sure to check the flexibility of the arch—if it’s too floppy or if it bends when you twist it, it’s time for a new pair. Having supportive shoes is critical to prevent foot and leg injuries when working out.
If you have a high arch or a low arch, make sure that you buy a properly fitted shoe for your foot type. If your shoes don’t fit properly and support your arch, you can cause damage to your foot over time. Issues such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and bunions can develop if your shoes are too tight, long, or loose in the arches. Check with our podiatrist if you are unsure of your foot type.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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