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When Stefan Pressley cashed in his earnings from working at a junkyard all summer, the original plan was to purchase a new car. Instead, the high school senior bought running shoes for his cross country team. The cross country captain purchased five pairs that totaled to an amount of $540 at running specialty store Running Wild. “My team is my family, and I want them to have the best season,” Pressley shared. “This is my last year, so I want them to remember the example I’ve set when I leave.”  

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, see one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors 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 feel free to contact our office located in California. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By Dr. Michael Stein
July 02, 2014
Category: Foot Health

Staying activeAnkle instability is a condition that occurs when, despite the ankle healing after an injury, the ligament remains in an extended position. This can result in weakness in the ankle, or even further strains. Those with active lifestyles, such as ballerinas and athletes, can be particularly susceptible to this condition. Despite the challenges caused by their ankles, many wish to continue to enjoy sports and other athletics.

Some may fear that surgery is the only way to achieve this, however that is simply untrue. In most cases, the first step to managing ankle instability is through physical rehabilitation.

This means that your podiatrist may recommend specific exercises targeting the affected region. These will work to strengthen and heal your ankle.

Another way to show your ligaments love is to be aware of where and how you participate in sports. For example, it might be a good idea to check the game field for any holes or uneven ground to help avoid further sprains. Additionally, proper stretching and warm-up before working out will prepare your body and reduce the risk of injury.

There are some extreme cases where ankle instability is overwhelmingly disruptive and painful.

If this is so, there are several surgical options available that may work for you.

Staying active with chronic ankle instability is possible with the right treatment plan, a proper exercise regimen, and support from professionals you trust. To find out more about how you can manage your ankles, contact Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM, of The Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Visit us at one of our three locations, in San Leandro, Los Gatos, and Pleasanton, CA.

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