Running can put a lot of stress on your feet. In fact, running can put up to 3.5 times the amount of pressure of your body weight on your feet. In this article, we will address 3 of the most common foot issues runner experience and how you can help prevent and treat them.
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition of the foot where the plantar muscles and connective tissue on the bottom of the foot are inflamed. With this condition, you feel pain towards your heel on the bottom of your foot when applying weight or pressure to this area.
A couple of ways that you can help treat and prevent Plantar Fasciitis are:
Icing the foot to decrease inflammation
Wearing a night splint or night sock
Massaging the area with a foot roller
Using an Orthotic Arch Support designed specifically for Plantar Fasciitis
Achilles Tendonitis is the condition where your Achilles tendon, located where the different tendons meet on the back of your leg, is inflamed. With this condition you can possibly experience difficulty walking and notice a burning, piercing, or shooting pain in the leg or foot. Achilles Tendonitis can sometimes precede to rupturing of this tendon if not treated.
A couple of ways that you can help prevent and treat Achilles Tendonitis are:
Icing the area of inflammation
Wearing Orthotic Arch Supports or Heel Cups designed specifically for Achilles Tendonitis
Avoiding shoes that have no arch support
Avoiding activities that will add additional strain to the area
Shin Splints are caused by over-stressing the muscles attached to the shin, causing small tears in the muscles or tendons that are attached to the bone. Stresses cause by improper running technique, improperly fitted athletic shoes, having flat feet, high arches, or running with over-pronation or supination without having proper support are also factors.
A couple of ways to help with Shin Splints are:
Wearing proper shoes with Orthotic Arch Support
Proper running techniques
Icing the inflamed area
Massaging the area with a ORoller
Stretching before activities
If you currently are suffering from one of these foot conditions or are looking to prevent them, check out all of our Running Insoles at www.aideatep.com, today!