The Cooper River Bridge run is right around the corner! Are your feet ready for the race? Here are some LAST MINUTE TIPS to keep your feet in shape and prevent problems that could slow you down the day of the race.
- Prevent excessive sweating or moisture in your shoes to prevent blister formation on the toes and heels. Use anti-sweat powders and look for acrylic running socks such as cool max that “wick” away moisture and prevent blisters.
- Stretching is important to prevent muscle strains and heel pain. Stretch every day, before and after your runs. The runners stretch against the wall and sitting on the floor touching the toes with the legs extended are excellent stretches to warm you up.
- Make sure your running shoes are not too old. Typically a good rule of thumb is changing your running shoes every 300-350 miles or every six months.
- If you are having heel pain, flatfeet, or any other foot ailments you may be a good candidate for a professional sports custom orthotic. We are able to fabricate orthotics in each of our offices.
- Finally if you are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles that is not resolving on its own, come see us now rather than waiting until after the race. The longer you push through an injury or pain in your foot or ankle, the harder it is to treat.
For more information on training for the Bridge run please refer to our blogs at carolinafootspecialists.net