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Podiatrist - Washington
853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-7410
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Roller Skating in Washington, PADo you ever find yourself at home and bored with nothing to do? Are the “natives” restless and you need something the whole family can enjoy? Maybe it is time to give rollerblading a try. It’s a new take on good old roller skating—and a lot of fun. In fact, in Washington, PA the Pancake Skate N' Whirl Roller/Inline Skating Rink is a great, safe place to get started. Before you strap on some skates though, remember these tips, as the combination of blisters and rollerblading can make an outing to the rink end pretty quickly.

Blisters are sometimes called hot spots. They are essentially places where your skin gets irritated from repeated friction. Whether you go to a rental place or have your own rollerblades, if they don’t fit your feet properly, blisters can develop. A helpful tip is to rub an anti-friction product on your feet, particularly on the back of the heel and ankles, before putting on your rollerblades. Put on a thin pair of socks and tighten the skates snugly from the bottom up. Some have laces while others may have buckles. You may have to make adjustments as you skate if they feel too loose or too tight.

Another reason blisters can form is if you concentrate solely on pushing from your toes. This causes the heel to raise and lower repeatedly, increasing your risk for a hot spot forming on the back of your heel. Allow your entire foot to carry your weight during each glide, and concentrate on pushing from your heel instead.

If being in rollerblades is leaving your feet aching with pain, it may not be the boot but rather a foot problem to blame. Contact Philip S. Pinsker, D.P.M. for diagnosis and treatment so you can get back out there! Call our office in Washington, PA at (724) 225-7410 or request an appointment online.

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