Netball finals are just around the corner and athletes will be pushing their bodies to breaking point, striving to come home as strongly as possible. It’s the tail end of the season when bodies are tired, and this is a common time for netball injuries to happen.
We all buy shoes straight off the shelf, yet our feet are all different shapes and sizes. So how do you know if your shoe is right for you, particularly as you get older when you are at a higher risk of a fall-related injury?
Running a 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon takes a lot of preparation. Months of training and pavement pounding go into preparing your body to reach your distance goal. As you fast approaching race day you may be wondering how you should prepare?
So, here are our top six tips to keep your feet, body and mind ready for the big race.
When you run your feet and legs absorb enormous pressure. Our Healthy Feet Survey found that around 53 per cent of Australians have experienced sore feet after exercise in the last 12 months.
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help prevent and treat running-related foot and leg problems. Strengthening exercises to build support in the feet, ankles and lower limbs, advice on the best footwear for each sport or physical activity, and the use of orthotics can all make a difference. Ongoing foot care is also important for stopping or managing wear-and-tear injuries like blisters, corns, and calluses, along with fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot.
Anyone who lives with chronic or persistent pain knows that it can have a major impact on our ability to enjoy a normal lifestyle. Suffering pain can often also lead to feelings of isolation, however you are not alone.