Running for President? Your Podiatrist Can Help!

Running for President can hurt as much as a running injury?Happy Super Tuesday everyone! Whether you’re super excited about finally knowing who our presidential candidates will be or secretly plotting your escape from a Trump regime, I know we’ll all be checking the news today once we return home.

No matter what you think of the candidates, you have to give them all their due: running for office is hard, and living in the spotlight means you’re bound to get hurt, again and again…

Kind of like real running, right? When you train for a marathon or triathlon and spend tons of time pounding the pavement (or even treadmill) you leave yourself vulnerable to the possibility of injury. That’s where your Houston podiatrist can help!

Heel Pain, also known as Plantar Fasciitis, is one of the most common foot injuries found in runners.  It begins as an inflammation of a ligament that attaches to the heel.  When untreated, it grows from an occasional pain to a constant one, often forcing you to stop running.  Treated early, this syndrome can be eliminated in under two weeks.  Left without treatment, especially if you train through the pain, recovery can be extended to two months or more!  The same holds true for Achilles Tendinitis, Shin Splints, and any other running injury you may encounter and try to ignore.

Just like in a political campaign, the key to runner s staying on their feet and ahead of the pack is vigilance: if you encounter foot pain of any sort while running or training for your next big race, do not wait for your pain to go away on its own.  Call us and come in today for an immediate evaluation from Dr. Andrew Schneider.

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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