Hey all you bloggers! How many of you went out this weekend to run errands or to celebrate Sunday Fun-day? I know I did, and when I came out of my Sunday Brunch I was in shock. Nowhere in the weather forecast did it call for sleet and snow. However, after dashing out of the restaurant anticipating only rain, my friend and I were paralyzed by the sight of the roads.
First, of all we weren’t prepared with the proper foot wear and our feet were soggy. We prematurely took out the windshield snow sweeper from the car. So we were left with our bare hands and our ill equipped shoes to walk to the car and ready it for the roads.
But luckily, we didn’t fall because we used the correct techniques of walking in the snow and ice that works for all types of shoes. The trick is to adjust from your normal walking pattern to a snow walking pattern. What I mean is when walking on ice you need to keep your center of gravity over your front leg. This allows both of our legs to work together in stride to propel us forward. Without the sweeping motion we normally have this allows up to walk at a decently quick pace while keeping out balance out in the blizzard like terrain.
Hopefully this is the last winter weather we will see, I know all of your friends here at Frederick Foot & Ankle have their finger’s crossed!!
If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about walking or injury prevention from the icy roads and sidewalks with me or another one of your knowledgeable podiatrist, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD and Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle pains; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists!
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