Many things are happening in August, but we have one more fun thing to share. Did you know August is also National Golf Month? For the golfers out there or those who know and love golfers, now is your time! As we celebrate the love of all-things golf, we can’t forget some of the foot problems that may come along — even for our favorite players.
Dr. Anant Joshi at Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC helps his patients enjoy life, which includes playing their favorite sports. For those who love golf, common foot problems include ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis. These conditions can make traveling from one hole to the next very uncomfortable. We’re here to help you get the best out of your time on the green.
Try these tips before your next golf game:
Try on your shoes again
Are you sure you like your golf shoes? We encourage you to try them on again. Take a walk, wiggle your toes, and see how you feel. It is helpful to evaluate our shoes often. We may love the style, but are they providing enough support? Take time to make sure you have the right fit before beginning your next game.
Address foot pain
If you have foot pain, walking around the course is only going to make things worse. Instead, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. We will help you determine what’s causing your pain and then create a treatment schedule. Common solutions can include orthotics or other forms of support.
Care for your feet
Have you given your feet enough TLC? They are taking one for the team as you try to complete the course. Before games, schedule a time for a pedicure or maybe a massage. Avoid extra practice and just give your feet time to rest. To perform at your best, start on well-rested feet. We think they will appreciate the extra attention before the big game.
If you have questions or concerns about how your foot pain is affecting your golf game, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about your options.
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.