At Pride Podiatry we take a special interest in the treatment of running athletes.
The importance of the foot during running cannot be overstated. A number of common foot and lower limb injuries affecting runners are caused by two key factors that your Pride Podiatrist can help you with.
Foot Biomechanics – The Way Your Foot Moves
The movement of your foot has the ability to drive the movement of your ankle, shin, knee, thigh, hips and lower back. Your Pride Podiatrist can carefully assess which movements might be contributing to your injury, and importantly, identify the underlying movement pattern at the root of the problem. We can then look at modifying these movements via footwear changes, strength and conditioning programs, gait retraining or orthotics.
Mismanaged Training Loads – Too Much, Too Soon
Developing a training program for running is no easy task. To maximize results we have a need to fit in long slow runs, interval sessions, fartlek training, hill repeats, cross training, gym sessions, recovery days, and more; there is not enough time in the week! Your Pride Podiatrist can work with you to identify which recent change in your training might be contributing to your injury, and help you redesign your training program to best allow for a gradual increase in running load.