07 May Keeping Active Without Injury
Our lives have changed dramatically in recent weeks. Whether we are keeping safe at home earning, learning or enjoying some time away from work, we can all agree we have more time on our hands. We urge you to use this time to learn a new skill or take up an old activity such as walking, jogging or running.
At footinjuryclinic we feel it’s important to share a few tips to ensure you keep moving, pain-free and injury-free. Here are some tips from podiatrist Andrew Saunderson on how to do this:
- Ease yourself into any physical activity, especially if you’re new to running or haven’t run in a while. Doing too much too soon may increase your risk of injury.
- Keep it interesting for your mind and your body. Try challenging yourself differently each day.
- Be mindful of the surfaces you run/ walk on i.e. concrete, bitumen, grass and sand can have an impact on your feet/ankles/ legs as you strike the ground repeatedly.
- Shoes have an ideal period of functioning, with reduced ability to control your foot and absorb shock after 6 – 12 months and approx. 500 km+ of wear distance.
- If you have current foot/ankle/ leg aches and pains, it’s important that you keep to an acceptable level of pain (~ 5 or less /10).
It is also important to recognise that these issues can be readily addressed by our podiatrists either in the clinic or online. We can offer you a range of treatment modalities such as radial pressure wave therapy, dry needling, massage, foot mobilisation, foot strength training, load management and footwear options.
You can reach us at one of our locations below to see how we can help.
Bondi Junction – 9386 5400
St Ives – 9440 4600
Barangaroo – 9386 5400