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Since the leading source and cause of running injuries is excessive pronation, let us explain exactly what pronation is and how you can determine whether pronation is contributing to your pain.
The source of many running injuries begins at the foot, initiating a chain reaction up the leg. Many times pronation is initiated at heel strike. A normal lateral heel strike can develop into an excessive inward roll of the heel and mid-foot. This impacts the lower leg, tibia, and fibula, causing them to roll medially, thereby forcing the knee and patella as well as the upper leg to roll inwardly. Such medial or inward pressure leads to extra stress on specific areas of the leg, resulting in painful injuries.
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Pain at the inside aspect of the heel and arch is one of the most common walking and running injuries we see. Fortunately, this injury also has the highest success rate of treatment with the EZ Orthotics Inserts. This pain is most prominent when the patient arises in the morning or when the patient walks after sitting for a significant period of time. If you have the above heel pain symptoms, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. (more)
By far the most common location for running injuries is the knee. Thirty to thirty-five percent of all running injuries occur at the knee and the most common diagnosis at this site is patellar femoral pain or runner’s knee. Runners describe this type of pain as a diffuse, hard-to-localize pain around and many times underneath the surface of the patella or kneecap. The pain can be sharp or dull and is most acute during running. (more)
Ilio-tibial band syndrome produces localized tenderness at the outside of the knee, near the bony protuberance called the lateral condyle. This bony protuberance can easily be felt by touching the outward portion of the knee. At 30 degrees of knee flexion, pain is maximized. This condition is often particularly painful running downhill. (more)
Shin splints cause pain most noted at the inside portion of the lower leg between the knee and ankle. This pain is often most acute just above the ankle. (more)
Metatarsalgia develops in the forefoot or at the ball of the foot. Pain may be localized to the metatarsal heads or at the base of the toe bones from stress to the area. Excessive pronation increases torque on the tendons and joints in the metatarsal area, causing pain at the ball of the foot. (more)