One of the great things about going out for a nice run is that you don’t need a lot of equipment to enjoy the many benefits of running. Minimize your chances of getting a running injury by being sure to warm up properly, and by wearing a pair of well-fitted running shoes with the right orthotic inserts properly formed and placed by your foot doctor.
4 injuries commonly experienced by runners include the following:
- Sprained ankle—Injuries to the ankle joint are among the most common seen by podiatrists. While a minor ankle sprain can just be a mild annoyance, a severe or poorly treated sprain can cause severe debilitation and chronic problems if not taken care of properly
- Achilles tendon injury—This rope like tendon connects from your calf muscle to the back of your heel bone. Achilles tendonitis is very painful, and if the tendon tears or breaks, you are really in trouble.
- Stress fractures—These are very fine cracks in bones caused by repetitive stress. Stress fractures may only exhibit intermittent pain and can be difficult to trace. Your foot doctor can help.
- Plantar fasciitis—Severe heel pain is one of the first signs of arch damage. The plantar fascia is the wide tissue that forms your arch, and trauma to the arch extends to the back of the heel.
For any painful symptoms that last for more than a day or two you may have a serious injury, so be sure to contact your foot doctor for the proper care. Call Syracuse Podiatry located in East Syracuse, New York. Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Kathleen Pyatak-Hugar, and Dr. Donal M. Erickson and their staff will help you diagnose and treat your foot or ankle condition. Call 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online today.