Even everyday living puts a lot of stress on the feet. But sports activities make even greater demands on them, often resulting in injuries ranging from blisters and sprained ankles to a wide variety of joint or muscle problems. And, of course, just like everyone else, sports players are always at risk of suffering from common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot. Here are a few tips to help you keep your feet ready for action.
- Wash your feet every day, and dry thoroughly.
- Wear only good-quality, well-fitting cotton socks.
- Try to stay within the weight range for your height, to avoid adding extra stress on the feet.
- Always use the appropriate footwear for each sport and surface.