Whether you’ve competed in a marathon or just about to do your first 3K, there’s always a risk of getting injured. Injuries are caused by a number of factors, most commonly the footwear you use, foot and ankle support, and the movement you make when you run.
In most cases, your running style does not work with the movement of your feet and ankles. This is where running injuries start.
At PoshPod, we provide treatment for the most common running injuries
Foot and ankle sprains
When you run, there’s always a risk of making a wrong landing with your feet, which may cause overstretching and tearing of the ligaments that hold the ankle joints in place. Our podiatrist will create a treatment plan that corresponds to the severity of your sprain.
Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone that develop due to repeated stress on your feet and ankles. These are common for those who engage in high impact sporting activities, long repetitive movements on the feet and ill-fitting footwear.
Plantar fasciitis is an injury affecting the plantar fascia–the longest ligament in the foot connecting your heel bone to your toes. When you run, you tend to hit the ground with much more force than you normally do, and this strains the plantar fascia. When you experience a stabbing pain when you take a step, it’s likely that you have plantar fasciitis.
The Achilles tendon is the connective cord that attaches the bottom of your calf muscle to your heel and is responsible for the up and down movement of your feet. Repetitive motions or sudden increase in workload can put a strain on this tissue, which causes stiffness and pain.