Running Pain

Runners can have a love hate relationship with their feet. Due to the nature of the sport along with the repetitive pounding a foot takes during this strenuous activity.

We can help you walk away from pain fast!

The foot is extremely complex made up of a network of bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles that all have to work together in harmony. One disgruntled cog, and the whole machine can stop functioning.(Think of yourself as robot, if one screw or bolt is loosened or out of place this can cause a domino effect with your feet as well as your legs, hips, and even clear up to your shoulders.)

Plantar Fasciitis

Nearly every runner knows the plantar fascia tendon that runs lengthwise across the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is that sharp, stabbing pain at the bottom or your foot. As with all tendonitis issues, this issue can occur out of nowhere and last for weeks.

As with overuse injuries, the plantar fasciitis can be caused by a biomechanical issue, improper running shoes, increasing training volume or intensity too quickly, or even from tight or weak calf muscles.

Treating plantar fasciitis is a matter of identifying what your root cause is, making sure you’re running in shoes that offer enough support, and using an insert. Ideal fitting shoes as well as inserts can prevent and relieve pain during your run!

At ArchMasters we specialize in fitting Brooks Running and Walking shoes. We offer a pedorthic fit from a Licensed Certified Pedorthist. We not only measure heel to toe, we also measure from your heel to the ball of the foot (arch length) as well as width.

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon connects the two major calf muscles to the back of the heel. Under too much stress, the tendon tightens and becomes irritated (tendonitis).

Runners who dramatically increase training (especially hills and speed work) and have tight, weak calves are vulnerable.

This is not an injury to run through. If you catch a minor strain early, a few days off might be sufficient healing time. If you keep running as usual, you could develop a serious case that may take as long as six months to go away.

Common Running Pain/Conditions

  • Blisters/Corns
  • Black Toenail
  • Thick Toenail
  • Soreness Underneath The Ball Of The Big Toe
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Pain Under Your 3 Smallest Toes
  • Nueromas (Numbness, Pain, and Tingling/Burning)
  • Metatarsal Stress Fracture
  • Pain On Top Of The Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Flat Feet
  • Pain In The Bottom Back Of The Heel
  • Turf Toe