Spring in Your Step

Published On: April 9, 2024

As spring arrives, it brings the perfect opportunity to step out and embrace the rejuvenating spirit of the season. For many, this means taking leisurely walks amidst blooming flowers, chirping birds, and gentle breezes. However, as we transition from the colder months, we must pay attention to our feet, ensuring they’re well-prepared for the increased activity that comes with walking in the springtime.

One of the most common foot concerns during this time is exacerbating existing foot conditions or developing new ones. Due to increased walking, conditions like plantar fasciitis, bunions, and calluses may become more pronounced. Therefore, it’s crucial to practice good foot care habits and seek professional help if needed.

Plantar fasciitis is a common ailment that we treat—so common, in fact, that we have prepared a handy kit for your at-home care. Your comfort and treatment are so important to us, so to help you this spring, we’re offering our Plantar Fasciitis Kit for just $55+tax*! This kit includes a DARCO Plantar Fasciitis Compression Sleeve, a massage ball, and valuable information on your condition and how to combat the effects. 

*while supplies last

When venturing out for spring walks, choosing the proper footwear is paramount. Opt for shoes that offer adequate support, cushioning, and stability to minimize the risk of injuries. Your chiropodist can assess your foot structure and recommend appropriate footwear tailored to your needs, whether you’re strolling through parks or hiking along nature trails.

Additionally, good foot hygiene can prevent issues like fungal infections and ingrown toenails, which are more common in warmer weather. Keep your feet clean and dry, wear moisture-wicking socks, and change your socks regularly, especially after strenuous activities. We recommend also ensuring your socks and shoes are regularly cleaned. At Werkman, Boven & Associates, we sell Clean Sweep®, a silver-based disinfectant spray. It combats the effects of bacterial growth in your shoes and socks and helps to prevent odour and fungus. 

Stretching exercises can also help prepare your feet for springtime walks by improving flexibility and reducing muscle tension. To maintain optimal foot function, incorporate simple exercises like calf stretches, toe scrunches, and ankle rotations into your daily routine.

Ultimately, walking in the springtime offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and improve overall well-being. By prioritizing foot health and seeking guidance from a chiropodist, you can enjoy the season’s beauty while keeping your feet happy and pain-free.

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