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.
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