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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Running Injuries

As an avid runner, there are many injuries that can occur during one’s training. They can be mild to requiring physical therapy or even surgery. To make sure that you take the right care of your body, always stretch properly. Also, wearing appropriate footwear is important. Lastly, it is important to listen to one’s body when it needs to rest. A Trenton Michigan podiatrist such as Dr. Ahmad Farah can examine you fully to determine what running injuries you may have.

Running Injuries
One of the most common running injuries is a pulled hamstring, which is an injury to the hamstring muscle which causes mild to severe pain. Hip stress fractures are the most common for long distance runners as it causes repetitive motion to the hip. Shin splints are also painful as they cause pain in the bone between the knee and the ankle. Achilles tendonitis is also common and very painful. This is trauma to the tendon in the back of the ankle. If left untreated, it can lead to an Achilles tendon rupture.

Plantar fasciitis is another painful condition in runners with heel pain that is caused by inflammation of the thick ligament of the base of the foot itself. It can cause pain when walking or running and lead to the formation of heel spurs. Arch pain is also common and is often a strain, which can cause inflammation and a burning sensation.

In order to make sure that you are immune to these running injuries or to treat your particular injuries, it’s important to see a professional podiatrist immediately. They can examine you and determine which treatment methods can help your pain, swelling or inflammation. To schedule a thorough consultation with Dr. Ahmad Farah today, call 734-675-7777 or visit us at www.farahpodiatryassociates.com

Monday, June 6, 2016

Heel Pain

You’re feet are a vital part of how you live your life. Heel pain can stop you in your tracks and make it nearly impossible to get done what you need to on a daily basis. Seeking help from a podiatrist can bring you the relief that you need and help you get back on track quickly. A professional such as Ahmad Farah from Farah Podiatry Associates in Trenton, Michigan can provide you with the answers you are looking for.

What Could Cause Heel Pain?
There are several things that can cause severe heel pain. One of the most common reasons for the pain is plantar fasciitis. This is a result of the tight tissue that can form at the arch of the foot. Heel spurs can also cause problematic heel pain. This is something that is very common in patients that spend a great deal of time on their feet and that have plantar fasciitis. Another possibility is tarsal tunnel syndrome causing the large nerve that is situated at the back of the foot to be pinched or trapped. Stress fractures are sometimes found in the heel, particularly for individuals that are sports minded.

If you are suffering from heel pain you will want to contact a professional immediately. The longer that you wait the worse the condition will become. Not being able to walk comfortably is a big deal and you want to seek help right away. Call us at 734-675-7777 for an appointment to discuss your situation and go over the best options for your lifestyle.