How to Prevent Running Injuries

Prevent Running Injuries

Running is an excellent way to get your exercise and since it requires nothing more than a little will power, a place to run, and a good pair of sneakers, it is one of the most popular forms of exercise. While running is a relatively simple activity, the repetitive stress experienced by regular runners can increase the occurrence of a variety of problems with your feet and ankles including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and heel pain. Many running related-problems can be avoided or minimized by following some basic guidelines.

Tips to help avoid running injuries:

Experienced runners and novices alike will undoubtedly experience a foot or ankle injury at some point, and it is important to see a foot care professional for those instances.

Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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