Runners may not be prone to kicks in the shins or strikes with the ball like athletes who play team sports, but they are prone to another type of injuries: overuse injuries. This type of injury occurs as the result of the continual impact that running places on the joints in your legs and feet. Increasing mileage too quickly, running in poorly fitted shoes, and doing too much speedwork on hard surfaces can contribute to the development of overuse injuries, which include shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis.
When you have an ingrown toenail, it can be tempting to take care of the problem on your own. Armed with a set of tweezers and some nail clippers, you might be ready to get in there and take care of business. Unfortunately, a few missteps could lead to a serious infection. I have made this mistake myself, and it almost cost me my toe. I hope that as you evaluate your own foot problems that you will remember how valuable a podiatrist can be. Your foot doctor can inspect your problem and recommend the proper course of action. Read through my website to learn more.