It’s the bane of runners everywhere – painful feet. Sometimes, it can get so bad that you wonder whether it would really be worth it to pursue the activity you love. By knowing the reasons why your feet hurt when running you can be proactive. If you understand the problem and take the right action, you can get back in the game instead of staying on the couch. Here are three common reasons this problem occurs along with ways you can get past it.
Reason 1: Plantar Fasciitis
This is one of the most common – and most painful – reasons why your feet hurt when running. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue that runs from your heel to your toes. It typically results in a great amount of discomfort that is especially pronounced when you first get out of bed in the morning.
Our ProStretch Plus is a technologically advanced tool that provides a deep, effective stretch. It can substantially increase the flexibility in your feet as well as in your calves. Increased flexibility is key to not just helping to treat injuries, but in preventing them as well. If you have the proper amount of flexibility, you’ll be better able to reach your peak physical potential.
Reason 2: Heel Spurs
A heel spur happens when projections of bone occur along the edges of the heel bone. While this condition is, in many instances, painless, other times they cause severe pain. If you have inflammation in part of your heel or you feel pain intermittently when you jog, run or walk, you more than likely have heel spurs.
Tuli’s Polar Bears Dual Density Heel Cups were designed specifically for sufferers of heel spurs. They contain a ring of soft gel that cradles your heel and protects it by distributing pressure away from the injured area.
Reason 3: Blisters
Just about every runner has suffered from a painful foot blister at one time or another. Whether it happens because your shoes don’t fit properly or you’ve simply overdone it, the continual rubbing can be enough to make you stop your run completely.
The best way to deal with blisters, of course, is to make sure they don’t develop in the first place. In addition to make sure your shoes are the right fit, you should also use our 2Toms BlisterShield. This powder creates a nearly 100 percent friction-free surface on your foot, reducing the buildup of heat that leads to the formation of blisters. Once you apply it, you can stay blister-free for the duration of your run.
If you are interested in these and other Medi-Dyne products that can treat the problems that make your feet hurt when running, visit our e-store or call us at 1-800-810-1740.