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Stepping Into Better Health: The Most Common Running Injury

Dr. Randall Kline discusses factors contributing to Plantar fasciitis or more commonly known as heel pain, treatment: what you can do and what a doctor can do.

“As a podiatrist, one of the most common overuse injuries I see is heel pain after beginning a new exercise program. Many times the individual is interested in weight loss and has begun a walking or running program. The first few weeks go well and they feel more energetic. Encouraged, they increase their exercise frequency, distance and/or speed. Be careful! Too much too soon can lead to a gradual onset of pain in the bottom of one or both heels. The discomfort grows from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing pain. It’s usually worse with the first step in the morning or standing up after several minutes of sitting, then resolves (somewhat) with five to 10 minutes of walking. Sometimes the pain can be so severe it affects the ability to work.” Read More….

If you are experiencing heel pain, contact Allied Bone and Joint at (574) 247-4667 or request an appointment online.

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