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By Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch
April 28, 2014
Category: Heel Pain

Heel Pain Relief for RunnersActivities abound in Cambridge this weekend, including the Zumba Party on Saturday, May 3 at the WG Johnson Centre from 11 AM to 12 PM. You may skip a day of running for a Zumba workout, promising yourself to go for a longer run the next day. However, you should know that by making your run drastically longer, you could be putting yourself at risk for developing painful foot conditions. At Achilles Custom Orthotics & Footcare, we offer many different types of heel pain relief for runners. 

Running can get addicting once you hit the open road. However, if you run for too long, your minimalist running shoes don’t fit you right, you just started a new speed workout, or you have bad foot structure like high arches or flatfoot, running can cause your feet to hurt. Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, is a token ailment for runners—and a sign of overuse.

You can find immediate heel pain relief with a variety of methods, including resting from running for a couple of days, icing for five to ten minute increments, or stretching the tissues in your heel to keep them elastic. You may want to ask your podiatrist about anti-inflammatory medication to decrease swelling.

When you’re ready to run again, you will need proper footwear or custom orthotics so you don’t re-injure your feet. At our office, we can create custom orthotics to absorb the shock that running places on your lower limbs. To lessen your impact even more, try jogging on the grass alongside the sidewalk where you usually tread.  

Your pain is not a badge of courage. Heel pain relief for runners is necessary before you can pound the pavement again. To make an appointment, call Chiropodist Douglas Broad at Achilles Custom Orthotics & Footcare at (519) 624-4122 or fill out an appointment request on our website.

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