Why You Should Wear Shoes for Water Aerobics

Water aerobics is a popular choice of exercise for many people. While shoes are not required, there is a good reason to wear shoes for this activity. Water shoes can help prevent foot pain and increase traction on the pool floor. Water aerobics involves jumping up and down on hard pool floors. Walking or bouncing on the bottom of the pool can eventually cause foot pain, a primary reason for wearing water shoes. However, these shoes can also prevent foot blisters. Since the skin on the feet softens and prunes in the water, it becomes more sensitive than if the feet were dry. Wearing a non-slip water shoe during water aerobics is important for injury prevention. Slipping can cause blisters as well as friction burns. Water shoes will provide stability in the water as the lack of body control is heightened due to added resistance. Slip-resistant shoes will provide more control and better performance of exercises. If you participate in water aerobics and sustain foot injuries or want to learn more about how to prevent foot injuries while engaging in this activity, contact a podiatrist to discuss.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Cary Golub, DPM from New York. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Williston Park, and Long Beach, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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