Monday, December 9, 2013

Hitting the Links can Hurt Your Feet

We're pretty lucky to be able to live in Charleston, where the weather is mild about 9 months of the year so we can hit the links often. But believe it or not, we see plenty of men who complain about the pain their golf shoes are causing them. Common foot injuries and problems associated with golf are related to overdoing it, particularly if an underlying structural problem exists in your feet. This includes tendonitis, capsulitis, and ligament sprains and pulls, which can keep a golf enthusiast off the green. Improper shoes can bring on blisters, neuromas, and other pain in the feet.

Remember that you'll spend a lot of time on your feet standing and walking during golf, so look for shoes that are comfortable. Golf shoes come in a variety of types, from the traditional oxford-style to sandals and even boots. Whichever style you choose, look for shoes that are lightweight, well-cushioned in the soles and heels, made from a breathable material, water resistant and offer traction. The middle of the shoe should feel a little tighter than your everyday shoes to support your swing. Be sure to try on golf shoes with the socks you will normally wear to make sure to get the right fit.

Need to know more? Call us for a consult. Dr. Adam Brown and Dr. Andrew Saffer can help.

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