Running and jogging are both excellent forms of exercise. However,
some people (both professionals and beginners!) may experience
foot pain during or after their run.
Running and jogging are both excellent forms of exercise. However, some people
(both professionals and beginners!) may experience foot pain during or after their
run. It’s common if you overuse your muscles or jump right into an intense
exercise regimen. Our podiatrist near Rosenberg explains more here.
Most Common Foot Conditions
Some of the most common painful foot conditions associated with running
Plantar Fasciitis – the band of muscle that connects the toes to the heel becomes
Metatarsalgia – extra pressure on the metatarsal bones (bones leading up to the
toes) causes the sensation of pebbles in your shoes or bruising on the balls of your
Fat Pad Syndrome – wearing down of the fat pad. The fat pad acts as a cushion to
your heel and helps absorb shock. The pain is similar to plantar fasciitis but is in
the middle of the heel.
Stress Fracture – a fracture in the bone caused by high-impact activities like
These conditions have different causes. Our podiatrist will diagnose and treat the
root of your problem to get you back to your active lifestyle!
What Causes Foot Pain?
Common causes and risk factors for developing painful foot conditions include:
Over-pronation (flat feet)
Poor core endurance or hip strength
Treating Your Foot Pain
Thankfully, there are some easy steps and precautions you can take to prevent
running-related foot pain! Make sure that you wear correctly fitting, supportive
shoes. If it’s diffcult for you to find shoes that support your arches sufficiently,
ask us about custom orthotics. Also, always stretch before and after runs and
make an effort to run on softer surfaces than concrete. Sometimes, foot
mechanics may cause pain anyway – don’t hesitate to contact our podiatrist for
more information or an evaluation for your foot pain!
Contact Our Podiatrist near Rosenberg Today To Learn More!
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is
for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and
other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Vargas Foot & Ankle
Specialists, with a convenient podiatry offce near Rosenberg by clicking here or
by calling 281.643.7873.