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Is Nordic Walking Good for the Feet?

Walking is considered to be one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise. Lately, a type of exercise called Nordic walking has become more popular, largely because it is easy on the joints and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Nordic walking started out as a summer training exercise for cross-country skiers. They use long walking poles to propel them as they walk, similar to how ski poles are used in the snow. These walking poles use the upper body to propel you forward, which relieves pressure on the knees, ankles, and feet. Further, it is believed that Nordic walking can reduce the risk of several serious ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and stroke. It also is thought that Nordic walking is no harder on the joints than traditional walking, even for people who are overweight. Besides a good pair of walking shoes, the only equipment needed is a pair of walking poles. After learning the proper technique for using walking poles, you are well on your way. For more information, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Care Specialists. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in West Chester, and Broomall, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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