Common foot injuries through running
1st April 2016
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Over the last 5 years, Telford's running scene has grown with more running clubs and individuals taking up running as both exercise and social recreation.

When running the foot is active in both landing and pushing off and any pain in this area can stop you training and working out.

The foot absorbs the shock of impact then controls the forces generated by running and it is this that can often cause foot pain and problems.  If your foots is too stiff to bear the impact, you could get a tibial stress fracture (a tiny crack in the surface of a bone) and if your foot is too unstable to land in a controlled manner, you may develop runners knee (irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone).


With five large running clubs in Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire Foot Specialists see a lot of injuries and are experts in treating foot, ankle, knee and leg pain.   Using bespoke orthoses, they can quickly and simply end years of suffering!!


They tell us the most common foot problems:


  • Plantar Fasciitis -  an injury that strikes those who over train and neglect to stretch calf muscles.
  • Achilles tendinitisrunning from the heel to the calf, this tendon or its surrounding sheath can become inflamed when overworked.
  • Bunions - a deformity of the base joint of the big toe.
  • Sprained ankle - an injury to the ligaments in the ankle.
  • Flat Feet - a condition in which the foot has an arch that is lower than usual.
  • High Arches - a condition in which the foot has a very high arch and leads to pain and instability
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis - occurs when the posterior tibial tendon becomes inflamed or torn
  • Arch Pain - an inflammation and/or burning sensation at the arch of the foot.
  • Heel Pain - commonly caused when a band of tissue in the foot, known as the plantar fascia, is damaged and thickens.
  • Plantar Fasciitis - a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.
  • Morton's Neuroma - a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes.


If you have a foot complaint, it is definitely worth a trip to a Chiropodist or Podiatrist to get you free from pain and mobile again.  Call Shropshire Foot Specialists today to make an appointment on 01952 427858. Or click here to visit their website.

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