As an Austin runner, the last thing you want to do is to have stay of your feet or be prevented from running because of an injury. You may be even be delaying a visit to Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists because you are afraid we are going to tell you to stop running. That thinking it faulty on many levels, but by delaying your visit, the injury may become much worse and stopping running may be the only option remaining. As runners ourselves, the team at Austin foot and Ankle specialists we want to do everything we can to keep you running!
A seasoned runner can encounter some of the same problems as new runners. The early you have your feet evaluated the less likely you will be sidelined with injury. Don’t wait for the hurt to become unbearable before you seek us out. Many common overuse running injuries, such as heel pain, tendonitis, and ‘shin splints’, have a mechanical component that can be corrected without taking a break from running. The proper running shoe or a custom orthosis are often sufficient to correct whatever movement or alignment issue is creating your problem. Three Lakes Physical Therapy is ready to assist you with a variety of modalities to both resolve your injury but also to rehabilitate to you a point to avoid reoccurrences.
Ignoring it though can almost guarantee an advanced injury by the time you seen treatment. Too often we see an injury that has been neglected or ignored just long and treatment options are limited to time away from running. There are instances such as stress fractures, tendon tears, or severe sprains that may require surgery to repair and time off your feet.
If you are beginning a running program, take a look at our running shoe recommendations or visit our office for a thorough evaluation to get you in the proper running shoe. The better you are prepared to begin or continue running, the less likely you are to be limited by injury. Your Austin podiatrist is ready to get you running and keep you running Austin!