Pittsburgh Marathon 2018 is here, and so are the injuries. Luckily Help for Running Injuries is here too!
Common Running Injuries
- Heel Pain
- Achilles Tendinitis.
- Black toe nail
- Athletes Foot.
- Stress Fractures
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
- Plantar Fasciitis.
What is a stress fracture in the foot?
Top of foot pain while or after running is the most common symptom of a stress fracture in the foot or ankle. It develops gradually and worsens during running or other weight-bearing activities or even intensifies during normal, daily activities. Swelling on the top of the foot is another common symptom. Foot pain after running outside edge of the foot can be a 5th metatarsal stress fracture. you may even feel ball of foot pain running for 2nd-3rd metatarsal stress fractures.
Why do my feet hurt so bad when I run?
Plantar fasciitis is that sharp, stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot. ... An overuse injury, plantar fasciitis can be caused by a biomechanical issue, improper running shoes, increasing training volume or intensity too quickly, or even from tight or weak calf muscles. If you feel bottom of my feet hurt after running see your Podiatrist for arch supports, arch store arches are often overpriced and ill-fitting.
Can Plantar fasciitis go away on its own?
With rest it can, but may take a long time. See your Podiatrist and receive often immediate relief. Bottom of feet hurt when running usually need support like orthotics.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome vs Runners Knee
Runner's knee is often called ITB friction syndrome (ITBFS), but the two are actually different things. "Runner's knee happens when cartilage in the kneecap is irritated, while ITB friction syndrome occurs when the tendon from your hip to the outer knee gets tight and inflamed, irritating the outer bone of the knee.
So how do you tell the difference? With ITBFS the pain is usually isolated outside of the knee. The tendon will feel very tight (almost like a cord) and pain will often radiate up into the hip. Both runner's knee and ITBFS will flare up when you're going up or down stairs. Or if you sit for a while you might have some stiffness and difficulty getting up.
Drs recommend hamstring stretches and at home, in addition to physical therapy — though he's aware many of his patients suffer through it until after their race. For ITBFS, the only way to cure it is to completely stop running, rest, and alleviate the tendon inflammation with physical therapy.
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