Aren’t you forgetting something? If you’ve added a marathon date to your calendar, make sure a podiatrist appointment lands on the calendar, too. These two things go together, and we hope you’ll understand the value. Running a marathon is a monumental achievement. It also is a big toll on your body, especially your feet. There are things you can do now to make sure that you show up and put your best feet forward.
Dr. Anant Joshi at Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC has worked with runners, and he’s committed to helping them stay on the move. Whether you are running a few miles now and then or preparing to tackle 26.2 miles, it’s worth your time to schedule a visit. Here are five reasons why.
- Know your status – A podiatry appointment will allow you to have updated information about the state of your foot and ankle health. For example, is it too soon to start training after an injury? A podiatrist may also see signs of conditions that could often be dismissed. From early signs of ingrown toenails to bunions that are progressing.
- Ask for advice – If you have questions about your feet and ankles, it’s always best to ask the experts. Now is the time to check in about shoe choice, training tips, and conditions to monitor. For example, patients with diabetes will need to watch for wounds.
- Learn how to respond – What should you do if you experience sudden pain? Does an ankle sprain mean that your training is over? Speak with a podiatrist about your goals, past health history, and concerns about injuries. They can help you plan.
- Revisit foot inspections – During each podiatry visit, we’re going to ask about your daily foot inspections. We use this time to get you back on track for daily monitoring. We’ll even remind you of things to monitor.
- Get support – Of course, we’ll cheer you on for the big day. We’re talking about another form of support here, though. Do you need an ankle brace? Would custom orthotics help with your current foot condition? How can we help you choose your best shoes?
There are so many reasons to check in with us. We hope your marathon goal is another one. We hope to see you soon.
At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi treats a range of conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, athlete’s foot, complications from diabetes, fractures, fungal toenails, and more. He also performs foot and ankle surgery. He is a board-certified podiatrist in Woodland Park, NJ. Contact the office at 973-256-0002.