Category: Running Injuries

What is Overpronation?

While people who run often for exercise are more prone to foot aches and pains in general, if you have untreated overpronation this pain and discomfort can also create havoc with your knees, hips, and back. Your podiatrist can perform a computerized gait analysis to see if you overpronate. What is Overpronation? As you walk […]

How to Prevent Running Injuries

While running is a wonderfully easy activity to get you out there and exercising, there are a variety of injuries that frequently affect runners. Many of these can easily be avoided with some proper care and precautions. Common running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints can be caused by the inherent […]

Preparing for a Marathon

There are many reasons why people sign up for marathons. Often for a personal challenge, a healthier lifestyle, from inspiration by friends or family, or for an important cause. No matter what the reason, preparing for a marathon may seem like a daunting and challenging task, especially if it’s your first. Luckily, there are many […]

Tips for Running Outdoors

Are you thinking about starting up running, or are you an indoor runner ready to venture outside? Running as a beginner can seem daunting, but with these tips you can overcome the initial challenges of running outdoors and avoid injuries and unrealistic expectations! Go slow – Whether you’ve been running on treadmills or running for […]

Treating Achilles Tendinitis

We often forget how much we rely on our feet and ankles in our everyday movements until we have an injury and can feel the pain and discomfort. Our ability to jump, run, and walk relies heavily on our Achilles tendon, which is the large tendon behind our heel that attaches to the calf muscles. […]

Running and Foot Pain

As it is getting warmer in the New Jersey area, more people are taking advantage and exercising outdoors. One of the most popular ways to exercise is through running, especially since it doesn’t require special gear and can be done wherever you are. However, the repetitive movements involved with running can often lead to stubborn […]

Benefits of Orthotics

April is National Foot Awareness Month so it’s an ideal time to think about your foot health and foot care. One important aspect of foot care is prevention of foot and ankle problems, which can be done not only through diligent foot inspections, stretching, and wearing proper shoes, but also through the use of orthotics. […]

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

It is officially spring in the Wayne area and many of us are spending more time outdoors to exercise. Sometimes, despite your motivation, your body may not be able to handle the sudden increase in activity. One resulting condition that we commonly treat here at Podiatry Center of New Jersey is heel pain, which is […]