Last updated 3 years ago
When it comes to exercising, our feet are incredibly important. Running, jumping, moving laterally—virtually every move you make depends on healthy feet. That’s why it’s exceptionally important for you to take care of them when engaging in sports or other forms of exercise.
Here are a few ways athletes can ensure that their feet stay healthy and pain-free:
Perhaps the best thing you can do for your feet is to get the right pair of shoes. Whether you’re playing football, basketball, or just going out for a run, it’s important to get properly designed shoes with just the right fit. Wearing improper shoes while exercising may result in irritation, blisters, or a serious sprain.
Exercise Your Toes:
Though a vital part of balance and movement, toes are often wildly underestimated. In order to avoid injury and to increase physical performance, you should exercise your toes. Effective exercises include placing a rubber band around them and stretching or picking up marbles with your feet.
Physical activity without stretching often leads to strains, sprains, and other bodily injuries. Stretching is particularly important for your feet and ankles. By spending just 5-10 minutes stretching every time you exercise, you greatly reduce your chances of foot or ankle injury.
Pay Attention To Your Feet:
Your feet will let you know if they’re in bad shape—you’ll often feel an irritation in your shoe long before it turns into a blister. If you feel even the slightest discomfort while exercising, you should stop and examine your shoe; otherwise, you risk injuring yourself further.
If you’re experiencing any kind of foot pain or discomfort, then contact one of New York’s finest podiatrists at Grand Central Foot Care. Dr. Les Glubo has 25 year experience helping his patients with hammertoes, bunions, athlete’s foot, including the more serious cases that require foot surgery. Don’t be afraid to go to the podiatrist; give us a call today at (212) 697-3293.
Last updated 4 years ago
As we move about our busy daily lives, walking from activity to activity, we hardly ever take the time to check in on our feet. However, when our feet are in bad shape, they certainly let us know. Here are a few sure signs that it’s time to listen to your feet and visit a podiatrist:
Everyone’s feet and ankles hurt every once in a while, whether it’s from a hiking misstep, a stubbed toe, or a sudden cramp. Usually, these sorts of conditions clear up without the need of a podiatrist; however, some conditions, like hammertoe or bunions, cannot be treated without a doctor. If you are experiencing persistent pain and suspect that you may have a serious foot condition, then you should call a podiatrist right away.
- Peeling, cracking, or other changes to your feet:
Though they appear to be resilient, our feet can also be surprisingly delicate. One day, your feet could be in perfect condition, and the next they could be peeling, cracking, or swelling. If you notice any strange changes to the way your feet look or feel, then it’s important that you seek the help of an experienced podiatrist: You may be suffering from athlete’s foot or some other serious foot condition.
Who would have ever though that something so small could cause so much discomfort? Unfortunately, the toenail is a favorite place for fungi to grow and make your life miserable. If you notice toenail discoloration, or if you’re suffering from an ingrown toenail, then you should call a podiatrist before matters worsen.
If you’re suffering from any of the above foot or ankle conditions, or if something just doesn’t feel right, then contact us at Grand Central Foot Care. Dr. Les Glubo has been in podiatry for over 25 years, helping the people of New York City with hammertoes, bunions, foot surgery, and more. Don’t live with foot pain or discomfort; call us today at (212) 697-3293 to set up an appointment.
Last updated 4 years ago
Our recent blog entries have focused on plantar fasciitis and the factors that contribute to the development of toenail fungus.
If you’d like more information on either of these topics, then be sure to check out the following resources. Call Grand Central Foot Care at (212) 697-3293 with any further questions.