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Running Tips to Prevent Common Injuries

When you begin an exercise program, you typically do so to improve your health. Unfortunately, being active increases your risk of injury. Running happens to be one of those great forms of exercise that carries such risk. Runners can potentially develop shin splints, stress fractures, and plantar fasciitis to name just a few possible injuries. At Dallas Podiatry Works, we want you to get in shape safely, so we are going to talk about various injuries we see and offer running tips to help prevent them from happening to you.

Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common injury for runners, especially after changing workouts too quickly to longer distances and more frequent running sessions. This injury refers to achy pain that is experienced in your lower leg along the shin bone (tibia) when the muscles around the bone sustain small tears. Shin splints are more prevalent for individuals who have flat feet or high arches.

Plantar Fasciitis

If you wake up with a sharp pain in your heel, it is possible that you have plantar fasciitis. This condition is an overuse injury that occurs in the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from the heel to your toes. When the band becomes irritated and inflamed it causes that sharp pain.
Running Tips to Prevent Common Injuries

Stress Fractures

When you think of a broken bone, you will likely think of a break that happens as a result of an acute, traumatic injury, but stress fractures are breaks that occur due to repetitive stress on a bone. This condition is quite common and is often attributed to overuse.

Sesamoiditis

Bones are often connected to other bones, but you have other types in your body called sesamoids that are connected to tendons or embedded in muscle. The easiest example to picture is your kneecap, but you also have two very small ones in the underside of each foot. When these tiny bones fracture, the painful condition is known as sesamoiditis.

Running Tips to Keep Injuries at Bay

The injuries that you suffer from running can typically be treated, most with conservative methods, but it is easier and less painful to avoid them in the first place. With this in mind, here are some running tips so that you can experience a safer run:

 

Here at Dallas Podiatry Works, we hope that these running tips help keep you safe as you work to lead a healthier life by staying active. Unfortunately, you can make injuries less likely to happen, but that never completely eliminates the possibility that they will. The good news is that we are here for you at our Dallas and Plano, TX, offices to provide exceptional care and treatment when you need it. Make an appointment to see either Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo or Dr. John Baca, the leading podiatry experts in the Dallas area, by calling toll free (888) 716-5283 or using our online form today.

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"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
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"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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