Knee injuries are one of the most common ways to derail your exercise routine. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer there are many different reasons why people hurt their knees. One reason could be that the complicated design of the knee makes it more prone to injury. Another valid reason is that you may be wearing the wrong shoes.
There is no “one sizes fits all” when it comes to shoes because everyone’s feet and running forms are different. Whether you require more arch support or rotate your foot inward when you run, there is a shoe for every size and type. Not only will wearing your perfect fit be more comfortable, but your New Orleans orthopedic emphasizes that by doing so you will be doing your body a lot of good.
When exercising, your knees are subject to constant stress from the repetitive actions. And that is a major cause of knee pain when the body weight is transferring significant pressure on the knees.
Muscles are the body’s best form of shock absorbers. Proper shoes will relieve some of that knee pressure and transfer the shock to your calves. So you will be relieving your knees from pain while strengthening your calves, which is the whole point of running.
Your New Orleans orthopedic surgeon is on a mission to make sure that his patients are wearing the correct shoe for their exercise activities. If you’re concerned that you may not be wearing the proper shoes for your level of exercise or activity, call the office of New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer today to schedule an appointment.