Marathon-ready feet typically do no have bunions

For runners, having healthy feet is a must, especially on race day. 

Marathon-ready feet typically do no have bunions A runner's feet are possibly their most stressed body parts, since the are prone to developing blisters, bunions, stress fractures, ingrown toenails and tendon problems. As a result, athlete's preparing for a 26.2 mile marathon may have some prep work to do. 

Podiatrist Neal Blitz wrote a blog article for the Huffington Post in which he recommends that runners take care of the ABCD's of their foot problems before embarking on a marathon.

The ABCD's include abrasions and blisters, bone breaks, cramping and tendon issues and disorders of the toenails.

"It is important to know what foot problems can occur, and hopefully treat them before they become a marathon-breaker," Blitz wrote in his post.

Health resource Bupa reports that bunions can make wearing shoes painful, which would likely be an issue during a marathon.

Marathon runners with bunions may want to consider using bunion splints or orthotics in the months leading up to the big run in an effort to reduce the appearance of their bony deformity. 

 

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