As a Houston podiatrist, I despise having to advise my patients that they need to quit running for a while. It is not a decision I make lightly, but it is occasionally required. Several different types of foot pain can be handled when running. If I don’t think running during recuperation is a good idea, we’ll talk about other exercises you can perform safely.
Now and then, I come across an article in a well-known running publication that dismisses the value and effectiveness of custom orthotics. I’ll admit that I’m irritated since I’ve seen firsthand how custom-made orthotics help runners improve their speed and endurance. On the other hand, I can see their point of view.
Running problems, such as Achilles tendonitis, Morton’s neuroma, IT band syndrome, and plantar fasciitis, are musculoskeletal system inflammations. In many circumstances, the ligament or tendon where it links to the bone is inflamed. The discomfort and pain from these injuries are caused by inflammation.
Runners desire to continue running. Most runners are hesitant to visit our Houston podiatry office for fear of being told to stop running. The problem with that logic is if they arrived earlier before the problem had become unbearable, I would not have told them to stop running… but now I must.
Amongst marathon runners, a bruised toenail has practically become a badge of honor. When your toes frequently strike the front of your running shoe, it is a common but avoidable effect. The impact produces bleeding behind the toenail, resulting in the nail appear black and blue.