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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
September 15, 2015

Cooler weather often means training season for runners, and with the influx of running comes an influx of running injuries and cases of foot pain. It is inevitable for many runners to develop pain or injury; to help reduce the chances of succumbing to injury, however, runners can keep several points in mind such as the shoes they are wearing, not adjusting how they run upon feeling pain, and massaging and stretching the feet. Shoes should be replaced every 300-500 miles to avoid wear and tear, while massaging and stretching the feet can help ease pain while also helping runners find problem areas.

Runners can still be prone to running injuries even with proper precautions. If you are suffering from a running injury see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will provide you with quality treatment and assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?
- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
April 14, 2015
Tags: Running Injuries   Yoga  

To prevent running injuries and foot pain, runners will often invest in quality shoes and try to follow a training schedule. Injury prevention, however, also involves performing stretches.

Yoga stretches such as the hero pose, kneeling tow squat, and garland pose can help reduce a runner’s risk for plantar fasciitis, one of the most common running injuries. The hero pose involves kneeling on the floor with your knees and ankles about hip-width apart while pushing your bottom and the tops of your feet towards the ground.

The kneeling tow squat involves kneeling on the floor with the knees, ankles and feet together while trying to tuck the toes under, grounding onto the floor. The garland pose involves beginning in a mountain pose with the feet hip width apart and squatting.

Stretching the feet is an important part of maintaining optimal foot health. To learn more, consult with Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Stretching Your Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits such as increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief. Stretching is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone who is experiencing foot pain or is constantly on their feet should stretch.

Good ways to stretch your feet are:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pulling your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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The Top Shoes of 2013 (So Far)Luxembourg scientists held a study focusing on runners and the rate of injuries incurred. These focuses consisted not only of runners and their rate of injury,  but also the type of shoes being worn and how intense their training was. The study discovered that subjects who made it a habit to switch their shoes routinely reduced their chance of injury by at least 39%.

Researchers say that the reason for this lowered rate is because runners often strain the same muscles over and over. Conversely, alternating pairs of shoes can place some of that pressure on different tissues. "The concomitant use of different pairs of running shoes will provide alternation in the running pattern and vary external and active forces on the lower legs during running activity,” the scientists said.

Fortunately, running injuries can be avoided. However, if you sustained a running injury, see podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynncan address and treat your running injuries.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned. Physical therapy can help you learn the best exercises to heal runner’s knee.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Running InjuriesAccording to a recent study, quite a few runners reported experiencing higher rates of injury and pain while wearing less structured shoes. Despite this report, advocates of barefoot running continue to promote that “minimalist” running provides a more natural experience one should engage in. The study, which took place over a three month period, allowed participants to switch from traditional shoes to minimalist footwear, which is designed to interfere as minimally as possible.

During the study, participants with minimalist shoes had two to three times as many injuries as compared to runners who stuck with traditional shoes. The injures often experienced were calf muscle strains and Achilles tendonitis.  As a result, traditional footwear seems to be much safer as opposed to minimalist shoes.

By keeping certain techniques in mind, many running injuries can be easily avoided. To learn about how to run safely, consider contacting a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can give you advice and tips about how to exercise properly.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned. Physical therapy can help you learn the best exercises to heal runner’s knee.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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NewishRunnerAccording to new research conducted by the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, runners with a more easygoing personality, overweight or older in age are more susceptible to running injuries as opposed to their younger and thinner counterparts.

Danish researchers surveyed 930 new runners for one year (runners who hadn’t run more than 10 kilometers total in the past year). Out of the 930 new runners, 254 runners sustained a running injury in the study. Injuries reported were soft-tissue, bone injury of legs and or back. According to the study, age was a primary factor with new runners getting injured, and body mass secondly.

If you feel that you may have sustained an injury while running or would like tips on how to further prevent injury you should seek out the advice of a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment and prevention options that work for you.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.


Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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