11 Sep Step into Spring with Healthy Feet
The arrival of Spring speaks of new beginnings and rejuvenation. This is as true for your home as it is for your health. Our podiatrists at footinjuryclinic urge you to pay attention to a crucial part of your body that often gets overlooked: your feet. Take care of your feet in Spring so that you have an active, pain-free summer.
The Sun and Vitamin D
One of the joys of Spring is the warmer weather. After months of being bundled up, it’s time to let your feet bask in the sun. Exposure to sunlight not only elevates your mood but also provides a natural source of vitamin D that’s important for bone health. However, make sure not to overexpose your feet to sunlight. Sunburned feet are not only painful but, believe it or not, can even lead to skin cancer on the top and bottom of your feet as well as under the nails. That’s why it’s so important to slip, slop, slap your feet (as well as any exposed parts of your body) with sunscreen.
Exercise Now for a Healthy Summer
Spring is the perfect time to (re)start your fitness routine. Preparing your body for the active summer months begins with your feet. While regular exercise keeps you in shape, it also strengthens the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet. This can reduce the risk of injuries whenever you’re out engaging in activities like hiking, beach volleyball, or long walks on the beach. Our podiatrists advise you to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts to prevent overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis or stress fractures. Make sure to choose appropriate shoes for your chosen activities that provide adequate support and cushioning.
Take Care of Warts with Swift
Warts not only look unsightly in open footwear but can also be painful. Spring is the ideal time to address warts and verrucae. Our podiatrists highly recommend Swift Microwave Therapy, one of the most effective and convenient ways to get rid of warts for good.
Swift uses microwave energy to target and eliminate the wart’s underlying virus, without causing damage to the surrounding skin. The treatment is quick, virtually painless, and requires minimal downtime. By choosing Swift therapy, you can not only bid farewell to foot pain but also boost your confidence, allowing you to step into Spring with a pain-free stride.
Support Biomechanical Imbalances with Custom Orthotics
Left unaddressed, biomechanical imbalances such as overpronation, supination, flat feet and high arches can wreak havoc on your feet and body. They can lead to various painful conditions like bunions, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and Achilles tendonitis. If you have any of these foot conditions, consider investing in custom-made orthotics that our podiatrists can make for you in our in-house laboratory to give your feet the support and cushioning they need. Our orthotics are designed to correct your foot’s alignment and distribute pressure evenly, reducing the risk of injuries and alleviating existing pain. They can be tailored to your unique foot shape and needs, so that you can put your best foot forward in Spring and beyond.
Spring is the perfect time to prioritise your foot health, so take the steps you need right now to have happy, healthy feet in summer. Contact our clinics for all your foot care needs today.
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