Whether you are just starting out or have just competed in the Commonwealth Games, once you develop an injury the treatment you receive from your health professional should be the same.
If the shoe fits…
With a myriad of school shoes on the market trying to find the right school shoe can be an overwhelming and often stressful task. With a child spending over 30 hours a week in school shoes its vital that they are both comfortable and well-fitting. So here are Melbourne Podiatry’s top tips for school shoes:
Choosing the right running shoe can be a daunting task. With so many options available on the market today, it can be difficult to know which shoe is the most appropriate for your feet and the distance you are choosing to run. In the following article we will look at the different types of runners and how we as podiatrists can help you pick that best option for your feet.
1. Not Warming Up…Properly
“Warming up” is about more than just increasing blood and oxygen supply to the muscles before higher intensity training, although this is an important principle. Something that is more commonly over looked by runners is the priming and activation of muscles which are going to be utilised in the upcoming training session. Priming the muscles is important as it prepares them for activity after a time of rest, whether that’s sitting at a desk all day or rolling out of bed to start the day.
The glitz and glamour of the spring racing carnival is upon us, and so are the memories of limping home with painful swollen, blistered feet. This spring carnival don’t take a gamble on shoes, here are my essential tips to keep a spring in your step this racing season.
Shoe choice or poor footwear is a commonly attributed factor to running related overuse injuries, but with 8 hours + a day 5 days a week spent in work shoes could your work shoes be doing you damage?
Below is a quick snapshot of what footwear features all good business shoes should possess:
You have committed yourself to train for a running event. The journey is long and will require a tremendous amount of time and sacrifice, the definition of anything worth pursuing. Your preparations will challenge you on both physical and mental level, the likes of which you have never experienced. There will be times when you are on top of the world. There will be others, when all you want to do is quit. There will be sunny days, rainy days and everything in between. As you embark upon this expedition, let us help you to enjoy it injury free!
We now offer a specialised treatment service for chronic tendon and fascia injuries at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic. Shockwave Therapy is a very effective treatment option in particular for chronic plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and Achilles tendinitis. Shock-waves are delivered non-invasively through the skin and stimulates healing in chronic tendon injuries that have failed to heal spontaneously and have not responded to other treatments.
It’s almost that time of year where you can relax again and send the kids out of the house to make them the responsibility of their poor teachers. However before that sigh of relief, there’s one more daunting task ahead – buying them new school shoes. Being constantly bombarded by different school shoe ads can lead you to doubt your already limited school shoe knowledge, but it’s vital you get them in the right pair of shoes.
Here are some tips for the day:
Hydration– No matter what your experience level make sure you stay hydrated in the lead up to the race and on race day itself, use a balance of water and electrolyte drinks (not necessarily sports drinks). Know where the drinks stations are on the course so you can plan when you will be taking on fluids.
If you play footy whether it is recreationally or competitively you have either experienced some sort of lower limb injury, or at least know of someone
who has. With the stress of the constant
sprinting, jumping, tackling and zig zagging the injury could be a due to repetitive trauma over an extended period of time or singular incident of direct trauma – look at Dane Swan, he’s had his career ended thanks to a foot injury. Thus, preventing foot injuries are key to making sure you have long and successful footy years.