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Invest in Running ShoesRecently in our blog, we discussed different common foot problems that people suffer from. While some people are prone to certain foot problems and others are due to natural causes, many of the foot problems people experience develop from wearing incorrect fitting footwear. Problems such as bunions or hammertoes develop slowly over time and are often the result of years of wearing restrictive footwear. As your local foot specialist in Marietta, we are going to go over how to select the right running shoe for your foot.

If you maintain an active lifestyle and spend a lot of time exercising, whether that is running or walking, it is imperative that you have the right shoes for the job. Not only do the correct shoes help improve your performance but they also help protect your feet, as well as the rest of your body. Your feet bear all of your body weight, plus some. So, how you carry and support your body weight has a direct effect on other parts of your body.

In order to choose the right running shoe, you first need to know what kind of feet you have. Are they flat, normal, or do you have a high arch? These are all questions you should be asking yourself. You can typically examine your foot and its arch to answer these questions. If you have flat feet, meaning you have no arch, it is very probable that your foot rolls inward when you walk or run. You will need to invest in a running shoe that offers your foot support and stability so it does not continue to roll inwards. High arched feet tend to roll outward when you walk or run. In this case, you will need to look for running shoes that have a soft, absorbent mid sole to help prevent your foot from rolling outward.

It is always a good idea to work with a salesperson when you are searching for the right running shoes. You will want to work with someone who is knowledgeable about what kinds of shoes best fit different kinds of feet. The right shoe can help prevent a multitude of problems down the road so, take the time to invest in your feet now.

 



 Great Solution to Arthritis Pain is Hydrotherapy

With the colder climate in the winters of Georgia, there is nothing more refreshing and"< soothing then climbing into a warm hot tub. Besides this, hydrotherapy is frequently used for sports injuries, sore muscles and joints plus the calming effects on physiological and emotional disorders.

Warm water therapy (hydrotherapy) relaxes muscles, increases circulation and assists in the body’s overall healing process. In regards to arthritis, it is the most commonly used method for relief and enduring, healing results.

In a Journal of Investigative Medicine report, Italian researchers published findings that show that hot tubs reduced the inflammatory agents that caused arthritis pains after three weeks of heat hydrotherapy treatment.

Hydrotherapy Is a Less Stressful Way to Rehabilitate

Furthermore, The Arthritis Foundation recommended to the nearly 43 million Americans who suffer from arthritis pain, “Regular sessions in your hot tub help keep joints moving. It restores and preserves strength and flexibility, and protects your joints from further damage. A hot tub fulfills the need by the warmth, massage, and buoyancy (lessens stress) to facilitate the well-being of arthritis sufferers.”

Because of the benefits in arthritis treatment and therapy, many homes have begun using hot tubs. Arthritis sufferers are able to relax and feel relief in their hot tubs. Regularly relaxing in a hot tub can reduce the chances of getting arthritis and reduce daily stress.

Proven Techniques Derived From Hydrotherapy Have Helped Countless Arthritis Sufferers

The Arthritis Foundation also recommends at-home hot tub exercises for those suffering from arthritis. Water exercise in a hot tub supports the body and provides a more gentle way to move muscles and joints without undue stress. Spa jets also create a water massage that relieves and loosens tight muscles and warm water increases the circulation in blood vessels.

Physicians and patients praise the healing properties of warm water massage. Through the use of   hydrotherapy, the pain of arthritis can be dramatically lessened and certain cases cured.


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