- Sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of your foot.
- Isolated between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bone
- Pain worsens when you run, especially on a hard surface.
- Tight fitting shoes and/or narrow toe-box
- Forefoot running over long distances
- Excessive foot rotation during toe-off.
- High mileage on hard surfaces in worn shoes.
- Ensure you have the correct running shoe – see a specialist.
- Anti-inflammatory pain killers – will help reduce pain and swelling
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.