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When selecting and maintaining running shoes, it is important to recognize one’s strengths, weaknesses, and style as a runner. Emily Carano, global product line manager of Athletic and Racing for shoe company Saucony, has shared a runner’s guide to shoe purchasing and care. The first step in selection is understanding well the type of runner one really is and considering one’s everyday needs. Prioritizing the fit of a shoe over the price is also important. Shoes should also be kept dry and cool, as the heat can cause any plastic elements to lose shape.  

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, see Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

To increase performance and avoid the risk of injury, it is important to choose the right running shoe based on your foot type. The general design of running shoes revolves around pronation, which is how the ankle rolls from outside to inside when the foot strikes the ground.

  • Neutral runners are able to choose from a wide variety of shoes, including minimalist shoes or even go barefoot
  • Runners who overpronate, or experience an over-abundance of ankle rolling, should choose shoes that provide extra motion control and stability
  • Runners who underpronate, or supinate, have feet that have high arches and lack flexibility, preventing shock absorption. They require shoes with more flexibility and cushion

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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Schools in Richmond, Virginia celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 8th by encouraging students to walk to school. To celebrate the benefits of exercise children, parents, and school teachers were invited to participate in the day’s activities, which included showing students safe walking routes to school and the importance of pedestrian safety. The promotion of physical health and activity was a theme of the day’s various events. In addition to participating in International Walk to School Day, Linwood Holton Elementary hosted a Mini-Wellness Fair that encouraged children to follow healthy lifestyles.

Exercising the feet is a habit that is best practiced at a young age so that it can be followed into adulthood. For more information about exercising the feet, consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment and answer any of your related questions.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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foot exerciseResearch conducted by a University of Queensland PhD student proved that the plantar fascia is not exactly alone when it comes to giving arch support to the feet. Actually, a number of muscles are activated to assist the foot’s arch, as two experiments conducted in the study came to show.

The first experiment entailed weighing down subjects’ knees with weights and observing how the muscles in their feet reacted. The second experiment involved electrically stimulating these tissues. The researchers learned that the arch rose with the weight, which suggested the muscles activated in order to provide support. The scientists involved hope this research will have impact the practice of foot rehabilitation, with an emphasis on muscle strengthening.

It is wise to keep the feet active and healthy. For advice on how to exercise the feet, feel free to get in contact with podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can measure your feet while providing advice on keeping the feet healthy.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

Stretching – your muscles in the feet need to relax and return to its natural stage. Placing both feet onto the ground and leaning with your back against a wall helps. This way when stretching occurs, both feet are relaxed.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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High Heel foot problemsHigh heels can add height and pair up well to your outfits, but they could also wreak havoc on your feet and cause chronic pain, according to Lisa Reed of WTOP. Sporting a heel elevates your feet to an unnatural angle, which then adds pressure to your knees, inflammation on the joints and pinched nerves according to The Washington Post.

Lisa believes there a solution to the pain, and those heels can stay on by following the stiletto workout. Lisa suggests working out the legs, heels, and ankles; but also incorporating the usual foot soaking, and foot rub.    

Although it is important to get adequate exercise for your feet and ankles, as the study indicates, you should be aware of proper exercise techniques before you embark on a new program. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can provide exercise recommendations that allow you to gain strength in your feet and ankles while avoiding foot pain or foot injuries.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

Stretching – your muscles in the feet need to relax and return to its natural stage. Placing both feet onto the ground and leaning with your back against a wall helps. This way when stretching occurs, both feet are relaxed.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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http://media4.onsugar.com/files/2013/06/11/769/n/1922729/99ef893129012a99_feet-sneakers.xxxlarge.jpgAn all-around active lifestyle can place a great deal of stress to the feet, and in turn can cause damage to the plantar fascia. According to Lizzie Fuhr of Popsugar Fitness, when the feet are put under stress, tissues can tear, causing inflammation and make your feet less flexible. Lizzie suggests following a regular routine of stretching exercises which will help the plantar fascia.    

Although it is important to get adequate exercise for your feet and ankles, you should be aware of proper exercise techniques before you embark on a new program. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can provide exercise recommendations that allow you to gain strength in your feet and ankles while avoiding foot pain or foot injuries.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you to gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important and often we forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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