Injury foot runner

Written by: Dr. Angel Bigas Bonamusa
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The most common runner foot injuries are Plantar Fasciitis, Morton's Neuroma, Foot Tendinitis, and Foot Stress Fractures. They are typical injuries of runners, triathletes and marathoners .

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar aponeurosis of the foot. The tendon that supports the plantar bony arch is inflamed. It is inserted into the calcaneus bone and its repetitive traction in the bone can produce a Calcaneal Spur (a calcification).

It presents as pain in the heel or in the middle area of ​​the sole of the foot. It is due to repetitive microtrauma on the sole of the foot (basketball, volleyball, jogging ...). It is aggravated by poor congenital foot support and inadequate footwear. It usually hurts in the morning when getting up, when the tendon is cold. Improvement in walking and warming the tendon.

The initial treatment is the local cold massage (bottle with frozen water as a roller), morning stretches and anti-inflammatory. Physiotherapy or ultrasound-guided infiltrations may be necessary. Finally, surgery.

After the initial phase, a study of the gait and support of the foot is necessary. This will avoid repeated episodes of plantar fasciitis.

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The most common runner foot injuries are Plantar Fasciitis, Morton's Neuroma, Foot Tendinitis, and Foot Stress Fractures

 

Morton's neuroma

It is the inflammation of the interosseous nerve that passes between the toes (metatarsals). The sheath lining the nerve thickens.

The main cause is repetitive microtrauma on the sole of the foot, associated with poor congenital foot support. It usually affects the first 3 interdigital spaces of the foot. The initial treatment is local cold and anti-inflammatory. Physiotherapy, eco-guided infiltrations and surgery may be necessary.

Foot Tendinitis and Foot Stress Fractures

Both pathologies have a common origin: repetitive microtrauma on the foot (jogging, mountain walks, jumps ....). It affects mainly the metatarsal bones of the foot. It can be aggravated by bad support on the sole of the foot (congenital deformity, shoe heels, ....).

After the initial phase, a study of the gait and support of the foot is necessary. The initial treatment is local cold and anti-inflammatory. Physiotherapy (magnetic therapy), eco-guided infiltration or surgery may be necessary.

 

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Angel Bigas Bonamusa
Sports Medicine

Dr. Bigas Bonamusa is a renowned specialist in Sports Medicine and Traumatology. With over 20 years of experience, she is expert in the pathology of knee and shoulder. He currently heads Padel Clinic and Clinic Corridor and cyclist, both in Barcelona. Visit also Clinical Sant Jordi, at Clinica Olivé Gumà and several centers Milenium Sanitas. Collaborates with the Catalan Federation of Padel and participate the "Zona Padel" program on Radio Marca BCN well as People magazine Sport. He is a member of various medical societies such as Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine and the Catalan Society of Medicine Esportiva.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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