PODIATRIST DISCUSSES WHEN ITS SAFE TO RUN WITH AN INJURY
posted: May 18, 2019.
You've been training for the Fifth Third River Bank Run four months through one of the coldest, snowiest, wettest winter and spring we've ever had. Now, you have a foot injury. Can you still run? Dr. Martin Hoffmeister with Northfield Podiatry in Grand Rapids says, "most minor soft tissues injuries are the type that respond to rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories. (These injuries) will not prevent you from running."
|Dr. Martin Hoffmeister|
"An injury which is progressive, and seems to be getting worse each time you run, should not be ignored. Soft tissue injuries like posterior tibial tendon ruptures occur spontaneously. You can't run through those. You're done. Minor sprains and strains that respond to conservative treatment should not prevent you from running," says Hoffmeister.
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.