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Do You Need Custom Orthotics When You Run?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 26, 2018

If you’re a runner you know the joy of fresh air in your face and feeling the strength of your body with every stride. Then just as you’re feeling the stress of the day finally fade away you notice that twinge in your knee again. It doesn’t quite, hurt but you can feel a strange sensation and the next morning when you get out of bed your knee is a little tender and stiff. It’s all part of being a runner, right?

Well, pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. So if you want to keep running - and enjoying it - you should check in with your trusted podiatrist every now and then to make sure your feet and ankles are healthy and strong.  That twinge you feel in your knee could be stemming from poor support in your running shoes that’s increasing the stress and pressure on your joints when you run.

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Topics: Orthotics, Running

How Flat Feet Can Cause Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 3, 2018

Do you experience foot pain while running? If you have flat feet, running can become a painful problem. Flatfoot usually forms during childhood when the arches of your feet don't develop properly, but can also occur as a result of injury, disease, or extra wear-and-tear. The repetitive stress put on your feet and ankles while running can be damaging, especially if you have an unhealthy foot strike pattern.  

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Topics: Running

3 Types of Foot Strikes That May Cause You Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on March 8, 2018

A foot strike is how your foot connects with the ground during each step. If you experience foot pain while running, a common cause is a disruption in how your foot strikes or impacts the ground. This constant repetition of a poor striking pattern can lead to chronic foot, ankle, and knee pain. If not corrected, it can ultimately result in hip and lower back pain as well. There are three main striking patterns that increase your potential risk of injury and experiencing some form of chronic foot pain.

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Topics: General Foot Pain, Heel Pain, Running

Do You Have Foot Pain While Running? Signs it's Time for New Shoes

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on February 13, 2018

Running is such great exercise and some days there is nothing better than lacing up your shoes and hitting the trail or road. But sometimes running hurts and there's nothing worse than foot pain while running. While sometimes it's your diet, being dehydrated, or not getting enough sleep, other times it's the alignment of your feet and ankles. And often, old and worn out running shoes don't provide enough support for the stress and pressure running puts on your feet.

So how do you know when it's time for new shoes?
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Topics: General Foot Pain, Running

Walking Tips for Anyone Experiencing Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on January 18, 2018

Do you experience continuous or repeated bouts of foot pain while running? If so, you might want to consider a walking program instead. Running can cause pain that affects your daily activities, alters the way you walk, and causes numbness and tingling in your feet. Running can also lead to serious foot and ankle injury, bunions, hammertoes, overpronation, misalignment, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and other painful problems. See your New Hampshire podiatrist if you're experiencing foot pain. At some point, you may have to ask yourself whether running is really worth it and think about getting your exercise by taking up walking instead.  

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Topics: Running, Foot Problems

Quick Fixes to Avoid Injuries and Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on December 21, 2017

Runners have to take care of their feet if they plan on participating in marathons or running for pleasure. Many experience foot pain while running because they don't take necessary precautions. You can avoid pain and discomfort if you use the following tips and protect your feet and ankles from the stress caused by jogging, running, and walking long distances. 

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Topics: Running, General Foot Pain

Why It’s Important to Acknowledge Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on November 15, 2017

Whether you run for the workout, the challenge, for charity, or for love, it starts with a step. Your feet hit the ground and you’re off. And no matter what you run for, every runner knows that foot health comes first.

Foot pain while running can be an inevitable side effect for runners, signs your body is giving you that should not be ignored. If you experience foot pain and running plays an important role in your life, the following information will help you gain a deeper understanding of why it’s best to be proactive about your feet.

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Topics: Running, Foot Problems

How to Treat Overpronation That Causes Foot Pain While Running

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on October 29, 2017

When you run, you put between four and seven times your body weight of pressure on your feet, knees, hips, and back. If you have an imbalanced running gait, either over- or under-pronating, that pressure can lead to damage to your feet and ankles. This foot pain while running can lead to compensation elsewhere in your body, leading to pain and misalignment elsewhere.

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Topics: General Foot Pain, Running, Foot Problems

Signs You’re Ready to Get Back to Running After Foot Surgery

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on October 4, 2017

We know that running is what keeps you fit, healthy and sane… and that after a while it becomes a compulsion. This is why we’re committed to helping our runner patients get back to running as quickly and safely as possible after foot surgery. The good news is that in most cases you’ll be able to resume running. The bad news is that recovery does take time and it will never be as fast as you want it to be. But love your body, take care of it while it heals, and you’ll be back on the trails, streets, or track before you know it.

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Topics: Running, Foot Surgery

Signs a Runner Should Visit a New Hampshire Podiatrist

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on September 13, 2017

Runners give their feet a pounding. With every step you take, the entire weight of your body is centered on your feet and ankles. A 5k run requires over 6,000 steps, which puts a huge amount of pressure on your feet. While we recommend that runners see a New Hampshire podiatrist regularly for checkups and maintenance, in most cases, pain is what brings runners to our office. 

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Topics: Running

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