Family Foot & Ankle Specialist, Dr. Brad Schaeffer, will be meeting visitors at the Lululemon store in Princeton, NJ on February 8, 2015.
Dr. Brad Schaeffer is a podiatrist at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists which has offices in Piscataway, Hillsborough and now Princeton, NJ. Dr. Schaeffer treats many sports injuries in the office and believes prevention is the best treatment for any injury.
Dr. Schaeffer’s tips for avoiding injuries are simple. First, it is essential for athletes to be wearing the proper shoes for their sport and to have a proper foot measurement by a professional. Wearing the wrong size sports shoes can cause many common foot problems.
Second, be sure to stretch. Most people know stretching is important, but many do not know the proper way of stretching. You never want to stretch on a cold muscle. Always warm up for about 15-290 minutes before stretching. Stretching your whole body is important to reduce the risk of injury.
Also, make sure you have the proper support. Many people suffer from unstable ankles, flat feet and high arches. A functional orthotic can help to prevent many problems by stabilizing your foot and correcting your gait (the way you walk). It is a simple tool that can go a long way.
Lastly, be sure to see a podiatrist whenever you experience and foot or ankle pain. Taking care of a small injury is much easier then treating a serious, repetitive injury.
We hope to see you all at the Lululemon store at 36 Nassau Street, Princeton New Jersey 08540 on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 12-2pm. You can learn more about Dr. Schaeffer by visiting www.stopfootpainfast.com