Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Most resolutions are long forgotten by the end of January, but it’s not too late to make 2017 a really positive year! Taking some simple steps to protect your feet and prevent foot pain can help you to feel good and stick with an exercise regime. Keeping your feet healthy is essential for general fitness, so prioritising them is a great way to improve your health.
Prevent Foot Pain This Year:
If you’ve ever experienced foot pain, you’ll know it can be a painful and debilitating problem. The good news, however, is that it’s easy to prevent foot problems from developing in the first place, and if you’re already living with foot pain, there are many things you can do to alleviate the pain. To really make a difference this year, we recommend:
1. Wear good shoes. Many foot problems, such as Plantar Fasciitis, bunions and hammer toes, can be caused by wearing shoes that do not fit your feet properly or offer enough support. Shoes with a narrow toe box, for example, can crush the bones of the toes together and cause deformities that can be very painful and debilitating. It’s easy to solve this problem, however, with an appointment at Foot Solutions, where you can talk to an expert and find shoes that suit your feet. It’s never been easier to find great shoes, so simply book your appointment online today and see what a difference this can make!
2. Don’t put your feet under extra pressure. Your feet work hard to carry you around all day, and if you’re overweight this will put extra pressure on them. This can lead to problems such as flat feet, or fallen arches, which may be very painful and prevent you from exercising regularly. Taking care to maintain a healthy weight, and taking simple measures such as warming up before you exercise can reduce the pressure on your feet and help to keep them in good shape.
3. Keep moving. Regular exercise is very important to maintain good general health as well as foot health. When you’re feeling good, and your feet are in good condition, you should aim to raise your heart rate for at least thirty minutes, five times a week. Walking, swimming and cycling are all great for overall fitness, but the most popular form of exercise is running. If you are a keen runner, take care to find training shoes that support and cushion your feet correctly, and be aware that repetitive movements, especially on hard surfaces, can cause foot problems such as Plantar Fasciitis.
Find Shoes to Ease Foot Pain in Ireland
Visit a specialist shoe store such as Foot Solutions today to find shoes that will help to protect your feet and keep them healthy all year round. Our friendly and helpful team will help you to find shoes that support your feet in all the right places. It’s not too late to make this the year of healthy feet!