Shoe selection plays a critical role for runners. By choosing the right shoe, a runner can maximize comfort and avoid pain. They can also reduce the risk of shin splints, ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, and heel pain.
If you are an avid runner who runs more than just a mile or two a week, you should look for shoes that provide extra cushioning and support to reduce the stress from constant impacts with the ground.
For the average runner, choosing a shoe with stability and cushioning is important. In looking for these features, you can provide your foot with needed support and protection. This will help to avoid injuries related to a less trained foot and ankle.
If you have flat feet, high arches or consistently experience foot pain after running, you should contact our office to get your foot checked. Structural problems can lead to constant discomfort, but can be treated by using physical therapy and custom orthotics.