A lot of runners experience some minor soreness or pain after running several miles, but when should you think of having your foot pain checked out by a professional? I always advise any athlete to have foot and ankle pain evaluated by a podiatrist if the pain is persisting for more than 3-5 days.
Athletes can develop inflammatory issues such as capsulitis (soft tissue swelling around the joints), plantar fasciitis
(inflammation of the plantar fascia) and Achilles tendinitis
. If these inflammatory problems are not addressed with proper treatment, they can start to affect the way you run and how far you can run.
Treatment usually involves identifying what is causing the issue in the first place. Usually some type of biomechanical problem is occurring for your feet to develop these inflammatory problems and can easily be treated with the right tools and running advice.
At Advanced Podiatry, our doctors know how to treat runners and keep their feet healthy for training. If you are experiencing pain in your feet
, call Advanced Podiatry at 813-875-0555 for an appointment today!