Common Foot Injuries

You probably take them for granted, but a healthy pair of feet are a person’s best friend. After all, your feet hit the ground 1,500 times per mile. With each stride, they absorb a force several times your body weight. They land, roll forward and push off. Again and again and again.

Fortunately, the foot’s 26 bones, 33 joints and 112 ligaments are perfectly designed for running. Treat your feet well, and they’ll give you many miles of pain-free workouts and excitement-filled races. Of course, feet can and do get injured. The pounding of the road, the friction of ill-fitting shoes, the germs in a locker room – these and many other problems can lead to foot injury or disease. So you can never afford to take your feet for granted. To help you protect your feet, here are the most common foot ailments, including how to treat each injury, how to prevent a recurrence and how to get back on the road. Follow this advice, and you can keep your feet running healthy for many miles to come.

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Ankle Sprain

On a daily basis, approximately 25,000 people sprain their ankles, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on […]

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Broken Ankle

During the past 30 years, doctors have noted an increase in the number and severity of broken ankles, due in part to an active, older population of “baby boomers,” according […]

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Foot Fractures

Nearly one-fourth of all the bones in your body is in your feet. A broken (fractured) bone in your forefoot or in one of your toes is often painful but […]

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Osteochondromas are benign bone tumors under the toenail. They form in the bone beneath the toenail. An osteochrondroma accounts for about half of all benign bone tumors, occurring mostly in […]

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Shin Splints

Shin splints are pain to either side of the leg bone, caused by muscle or tendon inflammation. It is commonly related to a collapsing arch, but may be related to […]

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Sports Injuries

Martial arts and kick boxing A variety of injuries can occur as a result of martial arts and kick boxing. These include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains. […]

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