Pain While You Run? You May be Overdoing it
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned runner, running is a sport that presents some risks. Constantly pounding the pavement or taking things too far can lead to an overuse injury – a common fate in the running community. Coming up in Oak Cliff, TX is the Dash for the Beads 5K. This family friendly event and festival is sure to be a ton of fun and it claims to have one of the most challenging 5K routes in all of Texas. To avoid injury, take a tip from the pros and train properly for a race like this.
Preparing for any race takes discipline and effort, but doing too much too quickly can add stress on your lower extremities. An overuse injury is different than an acute injury because it develops over time. Increasing mileage or speed too quickly is the most common cause of runners’ injuries. Trauma to the foot and ankle can occur by repeatedly running on hard surfaces or consistently uphill or downhill. Footwear, technique, and biomechanical issues are also causes of injury.
Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, subungual hematoma, and stress fractures are just a few of the conditions that can develop over time and put a halt to any runner’s routine. Listen to what your feet may be trying to tell you; pain is not normal and should never be ignored. Many foot problems are very preventable with a little intervention at the start. Contact Dr. Joel W. Brook and Dr. David R. Northcutt if you need diagnosis and treatment for discomfort while running. We can get you back on the course in a hurry. Call Dallas Podiatry Works in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323 to make an appointment today.
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