Last month, Gravity sent audiences on a perilous out-of-space adventure. Superstars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are stranded after their shuttle is destroyed, and as the trailer states, “Life in space is impossible.” In this movie, weightlessness held no advantages. However, here on Earth, pain relief can be found when pressure is taken off the feet.
Walking and running stress the joints of your lower extremities. If you have a condition such as osteoarthritis, this pain may keep you off your feet and away from your workout routine. A sedentary lifestyle has many implications for your health, and some of those directly impact the feet. Weight gain is one of the biggest repercussions, so what can you do to stay healthy while giving your joints a break?
Technology has handed us the Alter-G Anti-Gravity treadmill, but at a whopping $25,000 to $75,000 (depending on the model), few of us will be able to enjoy its benefits. For the average person, a pool membership may be the answer.
Water running, water aerobics, and swimming are excellent cardio workouts. You can stay in shape, while providing a buffer for your aching joints. Long used for rehab, these low-impact workouts can be extremely beneficial. Improve your range of motion and even your circulation by pushing yourself in the pool.
Tony Abbott is a Chiropodist and avid runner who understands the pain that joint damage can cause. Don’t let discomfort keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Call (705) 444-9929 to schedule an evaluation of your feet and ankles. Let the expert staff at our Collingwood, ON office help you find joint pain relief today.
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