This was our third Run Ballarat, where we again offered a free screening where people could have their feet and legs assessed, their footwear checked by our Podiatrist’s and had a chance to ask them any questions about their sore legs or feet. We were glad to see some of our past and current patients come by, say hello and tell us how good they were feeling after their run or walk. This is what makes our job so rewarding! There is nothing better than getting someone to the point where they are pain free and able to get involved in great days like Run Ballarat.
Now, I thought I would pass on some friendly advice that I was telling everyone who saw me at Run Ballarat. Foot pain is not normal…..it’s not something to be ignored or “walked off”. It’s the way of your body telling you that there is something wrong physically or mechanically that needs to be fixed. If it was your car, you’d be straight to the mechanic to get it checked and serviced, so why not do the same for your feet. See a professional and solve the problem early, before things get complicated and expensive.
I hope to see you next year at Run Ballarat 2016!!