Whether an athlete is a recreational, competitive or elite runner, foot and ankle health is essential for optimal performance. Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries, including heel pain (plantar fasciitis)Achilles tendonitissesamoiditisstress fracturesposterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD) and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents.

Evaluation by a foot and ankle surgeon will help the athlete determine the underlying cause of pain and the best course of treatment. Custom orthotic devices are often used for treatment of these conditions.

Running Injuries Infographic

Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

“Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle.” Foot Health Facts, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2018, https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/running-and-track-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle.