Tuesday, 11 January 2022 00:00

Avoiding Overuse Injuries From Running

While winter may have kept runners away from roads and trails due to snow, ice, and the cold, spring’s warmer weather draws many runners out of hibernation. Unfortunately, a sudden increase in physical activity can also come with a sudden increase in the risk of incurring various foot and ankle injuries. Repetitive strain and overuse are one of the leading causes of injury among runners. Fortunately, these problems can be prevented by planning ahead. When beginning to run again after a long period of rest, start slowly and increase the duration, length, or intensity of your runs gradually over time. Take days off to give yourself time to recover following runs. Recognize and treat any foot or ankle pain as soon as it arises. For more information, please consult with a chiropodist. 

Springtime is the season that many people use to get back into exercising and sports. It’s also a time when foot and ankle injuries may be more common. If you have a foot or ankle injury, please consult with Chiropodist Stephanie Poupore from North Bay Foot & Ankle. Our clinician can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Common Foot and Ankle Problems in Spring 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Shin splints 

  • Strains

  • Sprains

  • Fractures

  • And more

Avoiding Injury

  • Increase physical activity slowly and gradually

  • Wear comfortable, well-fitted shoes and socks

  • Take time to rest following a workout 

  • Recognize and treat any injuries promptly 

Treatment at Home

  • Rest the injured foot

  • Apply ice to reduce swelling

  • Compress the injured foot with a bandage 

  • Elevate the foot to prevent swelling

Serious, chronic, or particularly painful injuries require medical care by a professional. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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