Tips to remember when purchasing athletic shoes for Running

Most common injuries that occur when participating in running are planter fasciitis, tendinitis, Morton’s neuroma, and stress fractures. So when you are at the sporting goods store overwhelmed with the options and varieties of athletic shoes for your sport, come into our office and check out the running shoes associated with us. Your podiatrist’s knowledge and experience will be able to get you up and running in no time. Things such as gate analysis etc. from your podiatrist will provide insight and great benefit to your running style and needs. This education from your doctor will have you equipped and undoubtedly fitted in the appropriate footwear. Your conscious choice in footwear will enhance your performance, and propel your efforts to avoid injury. After your visit to your podiatrist here are a few things to remember miles down the road:

Ideally shoes need to be replaced after 6-8 month or 600-800 miles of walking or running.

Have your feet measured and learn what foot arch type you have (high, medium, low) so you are able to know what to look for, and know what the appropriate shoe is for you.

Shoes that have high shock absorption tolerance help athletes stay clear of injury. Running shoes are designed for forward high-impact motion, and best if not used for lateral movement athletics.

Resources: http://apma.files.cms-plus.com/ProductPDFs/Play%20It%20Safe%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

http://www.apma.org/store/ProductDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=16333

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