As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect opportunity to take workout regimens outside. However, after the cold winter months, our feet and ankles are more susceptible to injury. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are incorporating a variety of different things into your workout regimen. Repetitive movements can cause plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and shin splints. In order to avoid these painful ailments, it’s important to warm your body up before running or walking. Some things to remember are:
- Gradually increase the intensity/duration of your workouts
- Cool down after your exercise by stretching
- Wear the correct supportive shoes (contact us to find out more about our current selection of suitable footwear and insoles)
- Make sure you lace your shoes properly when running (watch this video on proper protocol)
In addition, our website offers various running and injury prevention videos, as well as some fast treatment options for pain relief. If you begin to experience pain after outdoor exercise, please contact one of our experienced, knowledgeable doctors today to help get you back on your feet and keep you on track for a healthy, active lifestyle.