- Pain beneath the heel and swelling – tender to touch
- May see a flat spot beneath the heel as the fatty tissue is dispersed.
- Long distance running – jumping and load bearing on the heel
- Hard surfaces, inadequate or worn footwear,
- Rigid orthotics worn in racing flats or minimalist shoes
- Anti-inflammatory pain killers will help reduce pain and swelling
- Ensure you have the correct running shoe – see a specialist.
- Reduce distance and speed – stay off hard surfaces.
- Consider using a high quality insole like currex – its heel pocket cups the calcanous, Poron pad aids cushioning.
This information is purely a guide to inform runners about common running injuries at a patient’s level. If your injury is acute or persistent – seek medical advice from a specialist.
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At the Ministry of Cadence you will be monitored by a marker-less 3D analysis system, highlighting areas of concern. Force Plates will enable us to understand if you produce enough power to perform as you’d like. And finally, we will use a pressure mat to assess how your foot behaves.
This assessment will detail if there are any running technique related factors, or strength asymmetries that may be contributing to your injury risk.
A digital copy of your report detailing the findings of the assessment and possible ways to alter your technique to reduce your injury risk will be sent to you following the session.
So whatever you do, don’t let that niggle become a real pain. Book an appointment today.