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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.

Read more about How to Prevent Running Injuries.

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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