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Individuals who run often are clearly at a higher risk of sustaining damage to their feet and ankles than most other people. In fact, the most frequent types of injuries among runners are generally thought to be podiatric ones. Some of the most common running-related foot injuries include Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and metatarsalgia.

Achilles tendonitis occurs when the Achilles tendon, which runs from the heel to the calf, becomes inflamed and painful. Plantar fasciitis also involves tendon inflammation, namely of the plantar fasciia in the heel and sole of the foot. Finally, metatarsalgia is an injury that occurs in the balls of the feet and is characterized by pain that’s made worse by standing or flexing.

Since running injuries almost always pertain to the feet, you may need help from a podiatrist if you sustain one. If you have a running injury, or are worried about developing one, visit podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can examine your feet and ankles and give you advice about how to keep your body safe while enjoying your favorite activity.

 How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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stretching your feetRunning is a common pastime for many people.According to the Bangkok Post, many people wind up suffering injuries while running because they don’t stretch or warm-up properly. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Pornthep Mamanee of the Bangkok Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine, says that, “…running is a good form to stay healthy and fit and causes fewer injuries than contact sports.”

However, even with the reduced risk of injury running is not foolproof. According to the Bangkok Post, runners who perform inadequate stretches or warm-ups are more likely to incur an inflamed Achilles tendon. Dr. Mamanee suggests changing shoes for every 500 km ran and of course performing proper warm ups.

Although no one can completely prevent injuries, it is possible to reduce the likelihood through stretching. For more information, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz. Dr. Slomowitzcan treat your foot and ankle needs.

Stretching Your Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits. From increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief, be sure to give your feet a stretch from time to time. This is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone experiencing foot pain or is on their feet constantly should also engage in this practice.

Good ways to stretch your feet are:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pull your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

If you have any questions, contact our office located in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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A tradition in the fitness and medical field is to observe the way a person’s foot rolls, with belief that the knowledge could prevent injuries from occurring as well as finding more appropriately fit shoes. According to Dr. Jane Andersen, “When it comes to shoe choice, the amount of pronation control is extremely important.”

Andersen, who was a past leader of the American Association of Women Podiatrists, says that the number one reason for running injuries like plantar fasciitis or stress fractures, happen from wearing shoes that are either damaged or ill-fitting. Dr. Mark Kelly, spokesperson on the American Council of Exercise and keen runner of 35 years, says people should “heed their biochemical tendencies,” or amount of movement. “Get a certified trainer to look at the biomechanics of how you’re running. How are you turning your foot? Are you a forefoot striker, midfoot striker, heel striker or extreme heel striker?” Kelly advises.

If you have sustained an injury while running or wish to learn more about how to prevent running injuries, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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