My feet hurt when I run, but no pain no gain, right?

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

At this time, our office continues to be open to new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. We are continuing operation in an effort to keep patients out of the urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments, which increases the chances of being exposed to the virus. We have x-ray and ultrasound in the office to prevent you from having to go elsewhere.

For those patients who cannot or wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

Pain is a sign of injury"No pain, no gain" used to be the battle cry of athletes of all levels. As more and more athletes suffered injuries, a much more zen "let your body be your guide" has prevailed. There is a difference from soreness from conditioning and pain that effects your running.

 

Pain is your body's alarm system alerting you that something is wrong. Continuing to run through pain can put you at further risk of an overuse injury, such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. These conditions will become worse and force you to limit, or even stop, your running. The longer you wait to get your pain diagnosed and treated, the longer it will take for you to recover.

 

Listen to your body and contact Tanglewood Foot Specialists at the earliest signs of pain. The sooner you call and come in, the greater the likelihood that you will not have to stop running at all!

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