Category: Running Injuries

3 Major Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle pain has many possible causes and sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the pain. Initially, ankle pain can be treated with the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If pain and swelling do not subside after a day or two, you may have a more serious injury requiring the […]

Achilles Heel Causes Sudden Pain

The largest tendon in your body is the Achilles tendon that is easily identified by its thick, cord-like appearance at the top of the back part of your heel. A severe injury to this tendon can cause considerable pain and discomfort, but probably not as bad as having an arrow shot into it. This tendon […]

4 Treatments for Achilles Tendonitis

It can be a humbling experience to realize that your ability to walk, run, or stand requires the Achilles tendon, which is the largest tendon in your body and forms the critical connection between your calf muscle and foot. But when this incredibly strong tendon gets too overstressed or injured, it can result in a […]

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Feet

Physical therapy is often thought by many people to be most effective after surgery or during recovery from an accident. However, there are many ways that physical therapy protocols can be added to regular health and exercise regimens rather than just in severe situations. The correct use of stretching and flexibility exercises can mitigate and […]

Treating and Preventing Heel Pain

A frequent culprit that is responsible for causing heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is very common among competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and for the multitudes who spend hours on their feet all day working including landscapers, teachers, and delivery personnel. One of the most effective methods for treating heel pain is to instigate […]

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. […]