Have you ever suffered any foot injuries from running? If you have, you may be aware that some foot injuries can be prevented – for example, by wearing the right running shoes. Knowing how to run properly and how to choose the correct shoes can help minimise the odds of being affected by an injury that could prevent you from running for weeks, if not longer.
If you experience a stabbing pain in one or both heels, you are feeling the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. This is a condition affecting the plantar tendon in the heel, and it can be very painful – especially when you first put your weight on it in the morning. Using proper running shoes that are designed to fit you will help reduce the odds of suffering from this. You could also use orthotic insoles to ensure your foot is always in the preferred position.
Other foot injuries from running that may occur
Stress fractures can also occur in those who run regularly. It might seem odd to think you could fracture a bone in your foot simply from running, but it is entirely possible to do this. You could even fracture a bone in your leg. When it happens, you can end up experiencing severe pain that prevents you from running. However, once the bone has healed (after abstaining from running for a few weeks), the pain should completely go.
Proper training can help minimise the odds of being injured. If you seek training advice from an expert, they should be able to tell you how to run. That might sound strange, but knowing how best to place your foot and how to adjust your stride can make all the difference to how you progress in your running activities.
Could you claim anything for a foot injury incurred while running?
This will depend on how it happened. If you hired a trainer to help you run safely and you experienced foot injuries while running, there could be a case to answer for negligence. Additionally, if you bought running shoes that were specifically designed for running but were sub-standard in some manner, this could be negligent, too.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to find your answers today. We’re available on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Don’t hesitate to find out whether you could make a claim.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen