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By Dr. Michael Stein
August 06, 2014
Category: Foot Health
Tags: wounds   calluses   blisters   fitness   feet  

Speed walkingCrossFit, Zumba, and barre: You might hear the names of these trendy workouts being tossed around amongst your friends. Meanwhile, you’re having a hard enough time just trying to work out at all. It’s OK. You don’t have to always try the newest craze to get in shape. You can find motivation for fitness and your feet by starting small and going your own way.

Begin your program by ditching the guilt and shame! Don’t compare yourself to others or be too self-conscious. If you try to push your limits with a high-impact exercise just to conform, you risk very serious injuries like ankle sprains and stress fractures. If you feel pain during any activity, stop immediately.

Also, make sure you get quality shoes. The extra cushioning will help absorb some of the impact you put on your feet and joints. Extra support will also correct any imbalances you may have in the way you walk or run. The socks you wear should be moisture-wicking and friction-free. Stay away from cotton.

After your run, walk, or go to yoga class, check your feet for cuts, blisters, calluses, or sores. If you have any wounds that won’t heal, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Michael Stein. He specializes in wound care and can give you the best treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention plan to heal your sore.

Reward yourself for milestones by treating yourself to a pedicure, a new pair of running shorts, a fitness tracker like a pedometer, or a fancy nutrition and weight loss smart phone app.

You can start a plan for fitness and your feet right now! Call Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM, at Foot Doctor of the East Bay: dial (925) 425-9684 for our Pleasanton, CA office, (408) 356-6767 for Los Gatos, CA, and (510) 483-3390 for San Leandro, CA.

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