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Why Ankles Can Hurt from Running

Running is an excellent way to stay fit, but it can sometimes lead to ankle pain. This discomfort often arises from overuse, improper footwear, or running on uneven surfaces. When you run, your ankles absorb significant impact with each step, which can strain the ligaments, tendons, and muscles around the joint. Overuse injuries occur when the ankle is repeatedly stressed without sufficient rest, leading to inflammation and pain. Wearing shoes that do not provide adequate support or cushioning can worsen this issue, as can running on surfaces that are too hard or uneven, increasing the risk of spraining the ankle. Additionally, biomechanical issues, such as improper running form or flat feet, can contribute to ankle pain by placing extra strain on the joint. To prevent ankle pain, it is important to wear proper running shoes and run on suitable surfaces. If you have developed ankle pain from running, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can guide you toward relief and injury prevention tips.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Brent Harwood, DPM of Southeast Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Fairhope, Brewton, and Atmore, AL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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