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NFL inspired; how to maintain your foot health during training & finals

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NFL inspired; how to maintain your foot health during training & finals

We’re in the midst of the 2020/21 NFL season, and the team here at SynxBodycan’t wait to see who’s going to snag this season’s Super Bowl win. Even though the 2020/21 NFL Season is slightly ‘off-script,’ SynxBody recommends that avid players of the American game should stick to the regularly scheduled training and recovery, as prescribed by their podiatrist, of course.
NFL games are incredibly taxing on the body. Players typically run an average of 1.25 miles per game, which unsurprisingly, puts their feet through high levels of stress when combined with the strain repeated kicking, jumping, and sprinting places on a player's lower limbs and ligaments. As many as 72% of all collegiate players present to the NFL with a history of foot and ankle injurydue to this.

Although players typically walk away from a game with their feet battered, bruised and worse for wear, there are a number of ways to maintain your foot health during NFL season to avoid these much-dreaded injuries. Wondering what they are? All you need to do is read on to find out SynxBody’s top tips to maintain your foot health during training and finals.

1. Warm up and cool down properly.Keeping your muscles limber, stretched, and strengthened prevents injuries occurring during and after games. Incorporating stretching into your pre-game warm-ups, and post-game cool downs is the golden ticket to maintaining good foot and ankle health.

2. Wear correctly-fitted shoes (and insoles if necessary).Players wearing incorrectly-fitted boots during training and games is the leading cause of plantar fascia injuries and pain. Although plantar fasciitis is a painful condition, the best thing about it is, that for the most part, it’s preventable. 

When shopping for your next pair of boots, ensure they fit correctly and that they offer the support football players need. (Of course, it doesn’t hurt to slide a pair of Synxsole Everyday Insoles into your shoes to bump up support levels.)

3. See a podiatrist!If injury does occur, your local podiatrist will become your new best friend. Your podiatrist will assess your injury through testing, and develop a tailored treatment plan to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible (pun intended). It’s important to follow your treatment plan to the ‘T’ to reduce your recovery times and prevent further damage.

4. Most importantly, remember this: if something feels wrong, that means it probably is. Don’t push through the pain, as often this causes long-lasting damage that can put players on the sidelines for weeks, if not months (or even years!) Get in touch with your body and your intuition, and always place your physical health first in order to keep playing the game that you love. Seek first aid immediately after injury occurs. 

To help you kick off the 2020/2021 NFL Season, Synx is offering 20% offall online purchases made from Friday, October 23rd to Friday, October 30th, 2020, when the discount code NFL2020 is entered at the checkout. No matter the outcomes of the coming NFL season, your feet will be the real winners thanks to this gift from us to you! Get in quick though, as this is a limited-time offer only. 



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