All around the United States this summer you can find a great race or even to be involved in. Joining a race is not only a great reason to train and stay fit but also a way to support your local community and some great causes.
Foot specialist, Dr. Sanjay Patel, continually stresses to his patients the importance of staying fit and healthy. Running is a great way to keep weight down which helps reduce foot and ankle problems. To highlight a great event in his own community, Dr. Patel invites everyone to join the Independence Day 5000 race in Milford, CT, July 4th, 2103. Hosted by the Milford Road Runners, the race benefits not only them but also The Children’s Summer Track Series and The Club Scholarship Fund. Bring the whole family out for this gret event!
What Shoes are Best for a Race?
Whether you are a seasoned runner, just beginning or choosing to walk a race, your footwear choice will make al the difference. You want to choose a shoe that is lightweight and offers good stability and cushioning for your feet. A common mistake many runners make is just going for a cheap standard running shoe. While that may suffice short term, it is better to invest in shoes that will support your foot type. A high arched foot, flat feet or over pronation require proper suport. If you are not sure what type of running shoe is best for your feet, Dr. Patelcan help with an evaluation of your foot structure and even looking at the wear and tear of your current shoes.
If you are a runner dealing with foot pain or looking to keep your feet safe and protected for an upcoming race, contact our office for help. Call Dr. Patel at (203) 288-4055 or visit us online at Family Foot Care & Surgery.