Ask the Foot Doctor: How Can I Treat my Achilles Tendonitis?

Ask the Foot Doctor: How Can I Treat my Achilles Tendonitis?

Dear Dr. Burk:I am a runner and jog several miles a day. I’ve been running for many years, but in the past year, started having pain in my lower leg. My doctor said that I have tendonitis in my Achilles. He told me to cut down on my running and use ice on the area...
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...
Things Your Podiatrist Wishes Runners Wouldn’t Do

Things Your Podiatrist Wishes Runners Wouldn’t Do

If you are a runner, you know how important your feet are. Even if your feet wouldn’t win a beauty contest, it’s important to keep them in as good a shape as possible. What’s more, improper alignment of your feet can impact your entire skeletal structure. So, how do...