Start The New Year On The Right Foot
The New Year brings a fresh start and a plethora of health-related resolutions. However, many people rush into a new workout regimen, without taking the proper precautions to protect their feet — which often bear the brunt of the increased load. So we have a few helpful New Year’s Resolutions for you to keep you on the right foot – healthy and happy well this 2019!
New Year’s Resolution: Choose the Right Footwear
Nine out of 10 fitness amateurs reach into their closets and pull out their old, trusty athletic trainers to start a new workout routine — be it a jog around the block, 45 minutes on the gym’s elliptical machine, or a new Zumba class. However, wearing shoes with wanton abandon is a set up for plantar fasciitis (heel pain), aching arches, and pinched nerves.
It’s best to shop for the right fit at the end of the day, when your feet are most swollen, and aim to leave about an inch between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. It can be confusing to know if your shoes fit just right or not, we at the Active Foot Store; have a great rundown of shoe fit tips to guide you. In addition to choosing the right shoes, be sure to get non-slip, sweat-wicking socks that will keep your feet dry and prevent corns, calluses, or blisters.
Far too many sneakers on the market fail to support the arch and cushion the heel, at the Active Foot Store, our trained staff can educate you about different foot problems and and make suggestions on how find the right type of shoe for the activity you’ll be doing most!
New Year’s Resolution: Prevent Foot Fungus
Athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and toenail fungus are often picked up from public showers, locker rooms and pool decks. To protect yourself, make sure you never walk barefoot in public areas. Also, keep in mind that sweaty shoes easily become a breeding ground for microbes. We recommend alternating between two pairs of athletic shoes to allow adequate drying time.
Nail fungus can be an embarrassing, stubborn problem for many people to treat and live with. As the fungal infection progresses, the nail can become brittle, crumbly, distorted or thickened. The Active Foot Store offers a simple and effective treatment for nail fungus to help eliminate those yellow, discolored, brittle nails and turn them into clearer, healthier looking nails.
The Active Foot Store is the only location in San Diego County to offer Erchonia’s FDA approved Lunula Laser, the revolutionary low-level laser therapy bringing new hope to people suffering from foot fungus. Our Lunula Laser treatment is quick, painless and noninvasive, attacking the infection from its source while fortifying the body’s natural immune system. Take the first step toward looking and feeling your best with the help of Lunula Laser nail treatment at the Active Foot Store!
New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Feet Assessed
It is estimated that over 50% of Americans will suffer heel pain in their lifetime. Even more Americans will encounter arch pain, nerve injuries, deformities, arthritis in the foot, and ankle instability. This can be the year you make a resolution to take better care of your feet, which will set you up for many more years of being healthy and happy.
Whether you want to create a custom orthotic, treat a toe deformity, manage heel pain or get rid of foot fungus, our team has the dedication and expertise to help you be on the right foot! Contact us to schedule an appointment today! See you in 2019!