Easy DIY Tips for Treating Metatarsalgia

Easy DIY Tips for Treating Metatarsalgia

Dear Dr. Burk:I like to exercise before breakfast and have been going running every morning for the past several years. Recently, I have been getting this sharp, burning pain on the balls of my feet, just behind the toes. I stopped running completely and now it hurts...
Professional Dancers: How to Treat Dancer’s Heel

Professional Dancers: How to Treat Dancer’s Heel

Dear Dr. Burk, I am a professional ballet dancer. In the past month, I have been having pain on the back of my ankles. When I dance “en pointe” (the tips of my toes) the pain worsens, becoming almost unbearable. There is also a bump on the back of my heels making it...
Is the Treadmill Giving you Ankle Pain?

Is the Treadmill Giving you Ankle Pain?

Are you a runner who likes to improve their running endurance by running on a treadmill at the gym? Or, maybe, like me, you use the treadmill to get your cardio in as a warm up prior to lifting weights. Although it’s still warm enough to run outside in the fresh air,...
Five Things Flat-Footed Runners Should Know

Five Things Flat-Footed Runners Should Know

Previously, we discussed preventing running injuries with the right running shoes, but many people have asked a more pointed question lately online. What about flat-footed runners? For starters, flat feet are caused when the medial longitudinal arch of...