With many major endurance running events slowly restarting across the country (COVID-dependant, of course), it’s a timely reminder to think about how these types of events – and your training leading up to them – may impact our foot health.
If you feel like you’re the only one getting knee pain from your running, you’re not alone. Whether you run professionally or recreationally, up to 70% of runners will sustain an injury from overusing their bones, joints, muscles or ligaments in any 12-month period. 42% of these injuries will be to your knee, according to research by Sports Medicine Australia.
Of all of the running injuries, Runner’s Knee is by far one of the most common that our podiatrists see and treat. So today, we’re filling you in on the what, the how and the why of Runner’s Knee, and giving you some practical tips to help you stay healthy and pain-free while you run.
Attention runners! Whether you’re just starting your first 5K or have completed a few ultra-marathons already, you’re at risk of getting held back by pain and injury. We see hundreds of runners in our clinics across Australia every week.
When you run your feet and legs absorb enormous pressure, which can cause problems in your feet and legs. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help prevent and treat running-related foot and leg problems. Here are our top tips to keep your feet healthy and ready for the next race…
Running with blisters can be an awful experience and one that is likely to be detrimental to the race you’ve been preparing for many months. Attend My FootDr’s free seminar to seek professional advice early and prepare your feet for the Redlands Coast Fun Run – and help to reduce callus, corns and nail issues. Plus tips on how best to prevent blisters on the event day. Read more
As Mother’s Day fun runs – along with park runs and charity runs alike – become increasingly more popular in Australia, it’s a timely reminder to think about your feet! Read more
Running a 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon takes a lot of preparation. Months of training and pavement pounding go into preparing your body to reach your distance goal. As you fast approaching race day you may be wondering how you should prepare?
So, here are our top six tips to keep your feet, body and mind ready for the big race.