How to get the Best Sport Foot Care
You can spends hundreds, if not thousands of pounds, on specialist equipment for your chosen sport, from the best fitting training shoes to hi-tech bikes and expensive running machines. What most people tend to avoid is looking more closely at their own feet and making sure that they are in the best condition. Whether you have a verruca making you wince or a callous causing you discomfort, you can solve many of your foot problems by paying regular visits to your chiropodist or podiatrist.
Most forms of sport from cycling to running, football and cricket, can create stresses and strains on your feet. Ill-fitting shoes can rub and create callouses, long runs can cause bruising and damage to the skin and bone and problems down there can cause troubles later on in life with your leg joints and even your back.
The good news is that with a speedy 30-minute chiropody treatment you can help put your feet in world-class condition, ready to cope with the pounding of the new season. Think of it as the equivalent of a car service but for your feet – dealing with those corns and callouses, cutting those nails and making sure the skin is in a more pristine condition. You can even get a qualified podiatrist to take a look at your gait and make sure you don’t have any musculoskeletal problems.
Putting your feet under stress
Run a mile and your foot will probably hit the ground over fifteen hundred times, putting stress on everything from your toes, to your heels, not to mention those ankles, shins and knee joints. If you are of average weight you could be putting the equivalent of over a hundred tonnes of accumulated weight down through your feet as you run that first mile. That’s a lot of constant pressure on one of the most important parts of your body.
That’s not the only stress your feet are going to be under – trainers that don’t fit properly can cause damage to the bones, create areas that rub so you develop painful blisters and uncomfortable callouses. Sweating into old trainers can lead to fungal infections like athlete’s foot and you can pick up a difficult to get rid of verruca just about anywhere nowadays.
Get a foot service today
It’s all the more reason that you should get your feet checked out once in a while. If you want to stay at the top of your game and not hobble round the pitch or court grimacing with pain, then booking a short service for your feet is the least you can do.
A qualified podiatrist or chiropodist will be able to advise you on how to keep them perfect over the season and look at things like your gait to make sure you are not putting any undue stress on other parts of your body such as your knees, hips and back. Whether you’re a marathon junkie, a budding test cricketer, or a full-bodied prop forward then giving your feet a little more care and attention can make all the difference to your performance when the new season comes around.
To arrange a sports chiropody treatment, or to discuss any other foot related issues contact us at Beauchamp Foot Care today.