Our staff always has a team ready for community events rather it’s setting up a booth for information or having a team to do a race. . Last month we did the 5k Run to Remember on the Northshore benefiting Wounded Warrior Heroes. This race was organized by Dynamic Physical therapy and they did a great job putting everything together. We were excited to have a booth at the event to answer questions about foot and ankle issues.
Now that we are in Summer and there may be more races on the horizon for everyone, one important thing to remember is to stretch your calves. Stretching the calf muscle can help to prevent many foot and ankle issues. You can try leaning against a wall with the front leg bent and the back leg straight and hold the stretch for a minimum of 30 seconds to 1 minute. You will feel the stretch in your calf, but do not push past the pain or tension just hold it there and allow the muscle to stretch.
This can help to prevent heel pain, ankle pain and many forms of tendinitis that affect the foot and ankle. So, have fun out there and remember to drink plenty of water! We are always hear if you have any questions or concerns.
Be sure to say “Hey” to our team if you see us, we wear orange and blue race shirts.