Have you ever woken up, taken that first step, and felt a shooting pain running through your foot? How about when you go grocery shopping and find yourself leaning on your cart more than you’re pushing it? Heel pain affects most people at least once in their lives, and though it can be nagging, debilitating, and often simply irritating, it can be overcome. In this post, I take a look at the most common causes for calf and heel pain and what to do about them.
We know that for many of our patients running is a passion. The truth is, however, so many of those same patients visit us because of injuries related to their runs. Far from telling them to stop running, our main goal is to prevent debilitating knee/foot/ankle injuries BEFORE they happen, and to keep our patients as active as possible.
Many people are concerned about developing knee pain as they start a running routine, increase their mileage to reach training or competition goals. Runners tend to find themselves in need of Physical Therapy frequently.
The annual injury rate for runners can be as high as 66%! Although running can be as easy as throwing on a pair of shoes and dashing out the door…….it requires more of our bodies than we often prepare ourselves for and ultimately pain and injuries surface sooner or later.
Are You Thinking About Hanging Up Your: Running Shoes, Cleats, Tennis Racket, Bike or Even Trading In Your Surfboard Because of Your Knee Pain?
Is your nagging knee pain keeping you from the things you love? Is it getting worse or keeps coming back just when you thought it was finally gone for good?
Most people just settle for the fact that knee pain and stiffness is just a normal part of the aging process and surrender to giving up the activities they love and live with the pain.
At Perseverance Physical Therapy & Pilates we help people aged 40+ stay fit, active and overcome mobility loss to be able to live the life they love without fear, limitation and depending on painkillers or procedures.
Yvonne A. Castillo, MSPT, DPT, CPT