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Foot Injuries From Running

Foot injuries are common among runners, and often stem from overuse, wearing improper footwear, or biomechanical issues. Conditions like plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and Achilles tendinitis are prevalent. Plantar fasciitis causes heel pain due to inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of the foot. Stress fractures result from repetitive impact, leading to small cracks in the bones. Achilles tendinitis affects the Achilles tendon, causing pain and stiffness. To prevent these injuries, it is helpful for runners to practice prevention techniques, including wearing appropriate shoes with proper support and cushioning, increasing mileage gradually, and incorporating rest days into training schedules. Additionally, it is beneficial to perform strengthening and stretching exercises targeting the feet and lower legs. If you enjoy running, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for professional guidance on foot protection from running.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with one of our podiatrists from Total Podiatry. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in San Antonio, Uvalde, and Jourdanton, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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