A round of golf shouldn’t ruin a good walk

Pam Coulton from the Quays Orthotic Prac­tice, ex­plains why...

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If you play any sport, then it is vi­tal that you max­imise sta­bil­ity and mo­bil­ity, whilst min­imis­ing pain, and with many sports, this boils down to en­sur­ing that you have the cor­rect footwear and mak­ing sure that it is per­form­ing the way it should. In most sports, the shoe it­self has a part to play in as­sist­ing you to achieve your best, be this a spe­cific sole on a run­ning shoe, a stud on a foot­ball boot, or the spikes on a golf shoe; how­ever, the shoe can only ever be part of the process.

If we take the game of golf as our ex­am­ple here, you could own a pair of the best golf shoes avail­able to­day, and yet the key to en­sur­ing

that sta­bil­ity and mo­bil­ity are main­tained, rests pri­mar­ily with un­der­stand­ing what your foot does in that shoe. If you have ex­ist­ing is­sues such as Hal­lux Val­gus, or a bunion to you and me, suf­fer with an arthritic foot, plan­tar fasci­itis, fallen arches, in fact, any num­ber of foot prob­lems, then it is vi­tal that you seek help and ad­vice from a qual­i­fied Ortho­tist at the ear­li­est op­por­tu­nity, as this can re­duce pain, and pre­vent fu­ture de­for­mity or in­jury. Play­ing on re­gard­less, will also be do­ing your game no favours ei­ther, as lack of sta­bil­ity and pain re­sult­ing from not ad­dress­ing un­der­ly­ing is­sues, will only serve to hin­der your progress to­wards the 19th hole!

So, if you play golf, and you’re find­ing that you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing greater pain, re­duced mo­bil­ity, and are feel­ing less sta­ble, then give us a call on 01522 520362, and book your FREE ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion with our ex­pe­ri­enced and HCPC reg­is­tered Ortho­tist in ei­ther our Wells-next-the-Sea, Lin­coln, or Hull clinic, and let us help you to bring down your hand­i­cap!

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