Athletic Foot Care: Caring For Your Feet During The Game

Do you have a few problems with your feet or gait in general? Learn more about how a podiatrist can help fix your foot problems.

Athletic Foot Care: Caring For Your Feet During The Game

Athletic Foot Care: Caring For Your Feet During The Game

12 May 2016
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If you are involved in a sport that involves being on your feet, then you want to take all the precautions possible to prevent sore feet and other conditions. The information here will help you to have a clear picture of the precautions you should be taking to keep your feet feeling better, regardless of what you put them through when participating in sports.

Wear properly fitted shoes

If you are prone to sore feet, then it is especially important for you to buy your shoes in person. This way, you can try them on and spend a few minutes walking around in them so you know they really fit. Shoes should fit all parts of your feet, so if they pinch your toes or slide off your heels, you can expect these problems to bother your feet, not to go away with time.

You want to pay especially close attention to the arches of the shoes. The arches should be positioned in a manner that causes your arches to be fully supported. This means making sure the arches aren't too far forward or too close to the heels of your feet when you have the shoes on. You should feel like the padding is comfortable and the shoes don't feel too hard.

Sit when you can

Anytime there is a break in the game, try to grab some time on the bench. This way, you are giving your feet a few minutes of rest to prevent soreness and other issues.

Soak your feet

When you get home from playing, you should soak your feet in warm water and Epsom salts. This will help your feet to feel more relaxed and prevent pain from setting in. If you have a bathtub with jets, you can also soak in the tub and put your feet near the jets to help improve circulation and get relief from tired, achy feet.

Wear shower shoes

When you go into the locker room and shower, make sure you wear your shower shoes. This way, you won't have to worry about catching Athletes Foot. This condition is a fungus and it is uncomfortable to deal with. It causes itching and burning, as well as scaling on your skin.

If you start to experience abnormal pain in your feet, or you want to know more about this topic, then you should go to a sports medicine doctor as soon as possible, so they can treat or rule out certain conditions.  

About Me
Understanding Foot Problems

When I started running to lose weight, I was surprised to find that I had a few problems with my feet and my gait in general. When I would run, my toes would ache and sometimes the fascia underneath my foot would hurt badly. I realized that I couldn't go on exercising with all of the pain, which is why I turned to my podiatrist for help. He analyzed my gait and determined that I had a fallen arch on one of my feet, but not on the other. This blog is all about the benefits of podiatry, so that you can learn how you might be able to exercise and move without any discomfort.