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Preparing the feet well for a marathon

Participating in a marathon requires mental and physical preparation alike. After all, it is not every day that you have to cover 42.2 km in one go. While the preparation methods are largely directed at the change of diet, it is necessary not to neglect your feet’s health as well. Here are the different treatments…

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Improve your athletic performance with foot orthoses

Whether it's getting back into shape, excelling, or improving your reflexes, playing a sport is usually very beneficial for you. However, various factors like muscle fatigue or injury can hinder your performance and undermine your athletic activity. Foot orthoses for athletes are a valuable tool to address these types of discomforts, before, during, and after…

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How do you treat a sprained ankle?

How do you treat a sprained ankle?

Orthopedy, Sport, Pain

A sprained ankle is a widespread injury and most people will be affected by it at some point in their lives. The majority of ankle sprains are mild, thus they can usually be treated in the comfort of your own home. Here is how you do this. For starters, you must be able to identify…

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How can you get back into running after an injury?

Runners commonly experience sports injuries. It is estimated that more than 50% of them will suffer at least one injury while running. Poor preparation, inappropriate shoes, violent impacts, inadequate technique.. There is no shortage of reasons why running enthusiasts can struggle with an injury that causes pain in their feet! The majority of sports injuries…

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Can I play sports with my foot orthoses?

Custom orthotics are adaptable to a variety of situations. Technological advances, in particular, have made it possible for podiatrists to offer foot orthoses that are specifically designed for sports. Learn more about sports orthotics to get the best out of them in your everyday life.  Podiatrists often find themselves treating athletes who struggle with persistent…

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Flat feet: tips to exercise without pain

Flat feet: tips to exercise without pain

Orthopedy, Sport, Footwear, Pain

Do you regularly do a sport like running, walking, or skiing? Then you probably know that a great deal of your performance directly depends on your feet. However, your feet may have special conditions that make it difficult to perform your athletic activities. Such is the case of flat feet. This downward sagging of the…

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Cavus foot: tips to continue playing sports without pain

Whether you’re a runner, skier, or avid walker, healthy feet are instrumental to ensuring the best athletic performance. But when you’re dealing with a deformity like the cavus foot, it affects the entirety of your body. Cavus foot is characterized by a rigid and very pronounced arch. However, even if it changes your foot’s grip…

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4 benefits of foot orthoses for athletes

Experienced athletes and beginners alike usually depend a great deal on healthy feet for their performance. While regular exercise is good for your health, repetitive efforts can wear out your lower limbs faster. If you want to curb the premature deterioration of your feet and legs, foot orthoses are a worthy solution to consider. Here…

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How to choose the plantar orthotics for your ice skates?

If you’re an athlete that likes to be active in the wintertime, you may know that it can be challenging to implement foot orthotics into your routine. However, they can be quite beneficial, both in providing relief and increasing performance. Winter sports that make use of skates can be hard on the joints. Therefore, it…

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How to practise sports without injuring your feet?

To practise sports without injuring your feet, you need to adopt a few good habits. Whether it’s running, cycling, skiing, hiking, climbing, tennis or swimming, it’s important to protect your feet. Your podiatrist is the right specialist to help you achieve this. They have the necessary expertise to help you minimize your risk for foot…

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Ankle sprains: 5 ways to avoid them

Ankle sprains: 5 ways to avoid them

Orthopedy, Sport, Pain

Ankle sprain is one of the joint pains frequently treated in podiatry. This condition occurs following a tear or stretching of the ankle ligaments. Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect our ligaments. Ankle ligaments can be very delicate and thus vulnerable to injury. All it takes is one false movement to suffer a nasty sprain.…

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Running injury-free: a few good tips

Running without injuring yourself requires a lot of discipline. Regardless of the level or intensity, running is a physical activity that requires you to take several precautions. In fact, runners must be familiar with the proper techniques and habits to avoid nasty injuries and foot pain. On the surface, running seems to be a natural…

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How do you choose the right running shoe?

A good quality running shoe, one that absorbs impact and protects the feet comfortably: that’s very important for runners. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner, it is essential to take the time to shop to find the right running shoes. Choosing the right model of sports shoe is the key to avoiding…

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How to choose the right socks?

How to choose the right socks?

Sport, Footwear, Dermatology

Choosing the right socks to wear is not just about comfort and aesthetics. The right choice of socks is also important for maintaining good foot hygiene. A good pair of socks designed for the activity you are performing also helps you to keep your feet in good health! To choose the ideal sock, you should…

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What is the best way to begin a jogging activity?

Have you always been interested in jogging? Of course, it’s not as easy a sport as it seems. You have to plan things right, if you want to start off on the right foot! But by properly equipping yourself and ensuring you adopt the right techniques, patience will do its job. This way you will…

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