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Running Towards Better Health on a Treadmill

Whether you are a seasoned runner or new to the sport, you may have some questions or opinions about running on a treadmill versus outside or on an inside track. It is not always safe to run outside and the weather conditions may not allow it. For these reasons, the treadmill is a great alternative.

Foot specialists, Drs. Joel Brook, David Northcutt, Irene Arroyo and John Baca treat runners on a regular basis, keeping their feet in tip-top shape. Along with the benefits of treadmill running, there are some risks involved too if you aren’t paying attention to what you are doing or are running improperly.

Here are some common mistakes and possible injuries with running on a treadmill:

Going full speed ahead – It is not advised that you jump on and crank up the speed immediately. Like any other activity, your muscles need time to warm up. Avoid strained and cramped muscles by easing into your desired speed.

Gripping the bars – While the bars can provide stability and security, you should not be running with your hands gripped to them. Doing this alters your form and will not only reduce your efficiency while running but could also lead to neck injuries as it causes you to lean over.

Too big of an incline – Adding an incline can increase the efficiency of running on a treadmill but too much too soon can lead to injury. You risk falling off and developing shin splints, arch pain and back problems by inclining too much or too soon.

Going past your limits – Pushing yourself too far or trying to out-do the runner next to you in the gym puts your body at risk. Strained muscles, tendonitis problems and sore feet may result if you don’t listen to your body and push it too far.

Please let us help you if foot pain is hindering your efforts as a runner. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, TX or (972) 943-3323 in Plano, TX or request an appointment online.

Your Top-Rated Podiatrist in Dallas & Beyond

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

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 foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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