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Great Ideas for Foot and Lower Leg health

Life is full of opportunities that we want to grab with both hands. However a moments though on how best to protect and look after our feet and lower legs and could pay dividends in the future. Here are many great ideas that just may keep you on your feet .

With pre-season sport training ramping up and New Years resolutions being written it’s a good time to start tracking the use of those new Christmas sneakers you got from Santa Claus! It is good to remember that runners only have a relatively limited life of use ranging from 600 to 1000 kilometres depending on brand and style. As runners wear out they can actually put you at an increased risk of injury!

Most injuries we see are caused by the break down of the shoe’s materials and construction, especially the midsole which gives us the cushioning we need when we run.

I’ve continued to log my new runners on my favourite running app ‘Strava’ so I can keep track of how old and worn my runners are. It is easy to forget just how worn our shoes are as the weeks fly by. With great features like email alerts Strava can let me know when I’m due to buy a new pair to rotate the old pair out of my training routine.

If you’re also interested in making the most of this feature follow the steps below:

To setup and mange shoe notifications you do this from the “Gear” page and the “Shoe Edit” screen. This can only be done while logged into the website, not through the app.

How to do it:

Step 1.

Log into Strava

Step 2.

Click on your Profile picture and from the dropdown menu click on “Settings”

Step 3.

Click on “My Gear” on the left hand side of the page.

Step 4.

Click on the name of the shoe you'd like to edit. Here you can edit notification for your shoe and either change the mileage for your reminder, or turn the notification off completely.

Points to remember:

The default setting when it comes to mileage is 250 miles but you can edit this up to a max of 800 miles and you are able to amend this at any time.

You need to ensure you select the shoe when heading out for a run to ensure your miles are logged accurately.

Notifications will continue to be received after you have reached the threshold unless you retire the shoe or turn the notification settings off all together.

Happy running!

Cameron Hill is a sports podiatrist at Walk On Podiatry Pakenham. Cameron has worked in the footwear retail industry, is a keen runner and cyclist and regularly works closely with many people suffering sports related and running injuries. Book an Appointment with Cameron at Pakenham Online today!