Managing foot health is essential to any athlete

Podiatrists are highly trained specialists who understand the architecture and mechanics of the lower limbs. Podiatrists are able to assess and quantify foot mechanics in order to provide the correct intervention to ensure the athlete recovers adequately and is able to prevent further/future injuries.

Podiatrists perform a variety of interventions from remedial therapies to footwear and orthotic prescriptions.

Podiatry Association Of South Africa Sport Foot Health

Tips for athletes

  • Shoes don’t multi-task – Use the correct type of shoe for your chosen activity
  • Fit and ride – Before purchasing a shoe, assess if the shoe fits snugly on the foot, assess if the shoe pinches or chafes during the activity – if it does, change the shoe
  • Pains – Make sure pains and strains are assessed early to prevent an injury from developing and/or getting worse