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Posts for: July, 2022

By Dr Arden Smith
July 20, 2022
Category: Foot Care
The foot is an incredible structure with 26 bones, 32 joints, 103 ligaments, and numerous muscles and tendons, each component relies on the others to work properly. One of the best things we can do to keep our feet healthy is to use them. Walking can help improve the overall function of your feet.
 
Promoting good circulation through walking is important for your feet. Circulation is also critical in helping to fight infection if you have a bruise, or cut on your foot. Proper blood supply provides oxygen and nutrients to the structures of the foot and removes waste products. Good circulation also provides essential nutrients to maintain the health of your nerve sheaths and is important to sustain normal nerve function.
 
For an evaluation of your general foot health please contact one of our Advanced Foot Care offices in Manhasset, Maspeth, Huntington, Mineola, Plainview, Williston Park, or Coram and one of our award-winning expert podiatrists will be happy to evaluate your foot health, answer all of your questions, and give you appropriate advice.

Are running shoes good for walking?
 
Both running and walking are forward motions. For both activities you need cushion and shock absorption in your shoes. With similar movements, improper footwear in either activity, can eventually lead to similar foot problems: sprains, strains, stress fractures, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis.
 
Walking versus running have different gates. Therefore, wear patterns will form on your sneakers at very different rates. So it’s really best not to use the same pair of shoes for the two different activities. Having two separate pairs - One dedicated to running and one to walking is a better idea.
 
If you have any questions regarding the appropriate athletic shoe for your activity please contact one of our Advanced Foot Care offices in: Manhasset, Maspeth, Huntington, Mineola, Plainview, Williston Park, or Coram and one of our award-winning expert podiatrists will be happy to evaluate your problem and answer any of your questions.

Running, basketball, volleyball, hiking, and tennis are some of the activities for which it is essential to have a sport-specific shoe. This is especially true if you are a more serious athlete who wants to maximize your performance.
 
A good quality running shoe is essential. Look for a light, flexible style that will absorb the repetitive impact of the foot hitting the ground.
 
Sometimes, shoes look and feel fine, even when they are worn out. So a way to keep tabs on them is mileage and time.  Running and walking shoes should be replaced after 300 to 500 miles of use. Basketball shoes after 45 to 50 hours of play. For aerobic dance, or tennis, replace shoes when they show signs of unevenness on a flat surface, or when they display noticeable creasing. 



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