Foot tips for your hobbies: Hiking!

An Article Written By New Step Podiatry

We are so spoilt in Canberra with all the hiking trails we have access to! In fact, most residents in Canberra are likely to live within 400m of green space. With pesky La Niña ending a year or so ago, we’re definitely seeing a lot more sunny days to take full advantage of.

Before you head out for your next hike, make sure you check:
– Any hot spots or blister-prone areas and address them with blister patches, blister-free socks, or a change in shoes
– How suitable your shoes are. If it’s going to be muddy or wet, a waterproof lining will keep your feet dry and reduce the risk of blisters and fungal infections from growing. If the area has rocky terrain, the sole of your shoe should be more rugged and bumpy so you don’t slip.
– The fit of your shoes. Make sure they are the right width, length, and depth for your foot.

Your podiatrist can help you with this checklist and they can also help with any aches and pain in your feet, ankles & lower legs.

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