Have you ever wondered if walking is a worthwhile exercise? Well, today we have your answer. It is the way to live. Walking at a brisk pace can bring a variety of health benefits, from head to toe. This fall, we want to encourage you to walk more. We can help you take pain-free steps.
Dr. Anant Joshi at Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC helps patients see the value of moving, and the many benefits to their foot and ankle health. He also understands how foot pain can be a reason to stay put, so he’s here to find the cause of your pain and be the problem-solver.
This fall, follow these steps before you start your new routine or continue an existing one.
Stretch before you start
Are you walking without stretching? Oh no. We’re sorry to say it, but you are doing your exercise routine wrong. Just as playing a sport or preparing for a run, your body needs a warm-up session. Stretch for 15 minutes before and after you walk. Stretching is one of your strongest defenses against experiencing an injury.
Select the right shoes
Your shoes can’t be any pair you find in your closet. The shoe selection matters here, too. Look for shoes with plenty of arch support and flexibility. If you wear custom orthotics for other pairs of shoes, talk with your podiatrist. Consider wearing ankle braces or another form of support for your feet.
Schedule a podiatry appointment
Foot pain while walking is no fun. Whether you are running, jogging, or walking, allow a podiatrist to find the cause of your foot pain. They will then create a treatment plan. Walking with unaddressed foot pain is just as bad as running with it. Please don’t underestimate the damage that can be done while walking in pain. We’re here to help.
Are you ready to walk to a healthier lifestyle this fall? We’ll close by sharing some of our favorite benefits:
- Strengthen muscles and bones
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Boost your energy
- Limit stress and tension
- Reduces the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and more
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.