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Do you love running? You might recognize these 3 foot complaints

Do you love running? You might recognize these 3 foot complaints

Running can put a lot of stress on your feet. In fact, running can put up to 3.5 times the pressure of your body weight on your feet. In this blog you will find the 3 most common foot issues runners might experience.  And of course we also describe how to prevent and treat them.

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis (or tendonitis) is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs.  With this condition you might experience difficulty walking and notice a burning, piercing, or shooting pain in the calf or foot. Achilles Tendinitis can sometimes precede to rupturing of this tendon if not treated.

How can you prevent and treat Achilles Tendinitis?

  • Ice the inflamed area 

  • Avoid shoes without arch support

  • Avoid activities that will add additional strain to the area

  • Wear 3D Phits insoles designed specifically for Achilles Tendonitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. With this condition, you feel pain towards your heel on the bottom of your foot when putting weight or pressure to this area.

How can you prevent and treat Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Ice the foot to decrease inflammation

  • Wearing a night splint or night sock might have a positive effect

  • Massage the area with a foot roller

  • Use 3D Phits insoles designed specifically for Plantar Fasciitis

Shin Splints

Shin splints are an inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your tibia. Shin splint pain most often occurs on the inside edge of your tibia. It can be caused by improper running technique, improperly fitted athletic shoes, having flat feet or high arches. Over-pronation or supination without the right support can trigger shin splints too

How can you prevent and treat Shin Splints?

  • Proper running techniques

  • Ice the inflamed area

  • Massage the area

  • Stretch before activities

  • Wearing proper shoes with Phits insoles can have a positive effect

If you currently suffer from one of these foot conditions or if you’re looking to prevent them, it would be advisable to visit a clinical foot expert. The certified clinician will analyze your gait and provide you with the right Phits insoles.  

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