How to Avoid Foot Pain After Workouts

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Foot pain after a workout is a common thing, but here’s how to avoid it.

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Our feet are two body parts that we often take for granted. Unfortunately, our feet actually have a lot to do with the health of the rest of our body (just ask a foot reflexology specialist if you don’t believe me).

Foot pain after workouts can be a common thing for many people, but it is never a good thing, so if you are experiencing pain in your feet after exercising, consider the following:

Are your sneakers old and worn out? If your shoes are over a year old or have thin soles, its best to buy a new pair. After all, investing in the health of your feet is always a smart investment (which is what I say every time I buy a new pair of shoes online).

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Are you being mindful of shock absorption? If you are jumping during your workout, are you hitting the floor with a flat foot? If you are, try and hit the ground with your toes first, and bending your knees and hips when you land. This will help absorb some of the shock and make it easier on your feet.

Where are you working out? The surface you are working out on obviously has a huge impact on your feet. Wood floors are generally okay, but any concrete surfaces should be covered with a workout mat for extra padding.

If your foot pain is more than just a minor occurrence you may be suffering from the beginnings of plantar fasciitis, which is when the muscle in the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. If you experience sharp foot pain when you first get up in the morning, it may be a sign of this ailment. Calf stretches before exercise can help alleviate the symptoms, but if they worsen or continue, it’s best to see a doctor to avoid complications.


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Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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