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Foot Injuries From Running

Tuesday, 05 March 2024 00:00

Foot injuries are common among runners, and often stem from overuse, wearing improper footwear, or biomechanical issues. Conditions like plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and Achilles tendinitis are prevalent. Plantar fasciitis causes heel pain due to inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of the foot. Stress fractures result from repetitive impact, leading to small cracks in the bones. Achilles tendinitis affects the Achilles tendon, causing pain and stiffness. To prevent these injuries, it is helpful for runners to practice prevention techniques, including wearing appropriate shoes with proper support and cushioning, increasing mileage gradually, and incorporating rest days into training schedules. Additionally, it is beneficial to perform strengthening and stretching exercises targeting the feet and lower legs. If you enjoy running, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for professional guidance on foot protection from running.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. Kendall Blackwell of InStride Wilson Podiatry Associates. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Wilson, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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