Athletic Shoes

No matter what your favorite sport is, your shoe wear is one of your most important pieces of gear. But with all the choices out there, it can be very difficult to select the right pair. Wearing the right shoes can increase comfort, improve performance, and most importantly, prevent injury. Sports can place tremendous physical stress on your feet especially those involving running and jumping. So here are a few tips to find the right shoe for your sport or activity. Get a running shoe for running. Choose a court shoe for tennis or volleyball. Cleats may be needed for field sports. Look for a specialty store if possible. Your feet swell throughout the day, so try on new shoes later in the da

Plantar Fasciitis

If you enjoy distance running and have had problems with heel pain, you likely have experienced a case of plantar fasciitis. It is estimated that 10% of all runners will deal with this problem at some time. The good news is that most cases will resolve in a few weeks. However, while present it can be quite bothersome and painful and sometimes requires more aggressive treatment including surgery. The plantar fascia is the tight tissue stretching from the bottom of the heel to the ball of the foot spanning the arch. Too much pressure and repetitive stress can cause damage and even tearing of the tissue. When this occurs, inflammation can set in as the body attempts to heal itself. The result i

Fun and Fitness in the Water

It’s summer in Louisiana and that means the days are getting longer and hotter! Not surprisingly, many of us look to the water to cool off and for recreation. Pools, waterways, beaches and the ocean are filled with people having fun! The water can also be a great source for fitness and competition. Swimming is a great exercise and sport and is of course the first component of a triathlon. Other sports which are very common in our area involving the water include water skiing and wakeboarding. As with any activity, however, accidents and overuse injuries can occur. Here are a few of the more common injuries that occur in water sports and how to prevent them. Swimming Injuries The most common


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