Blog Posts for Running

The Florida Bone & Joint Specialists blog provides the latest information on orthopaedic conditions, injuries and procedures.

Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Many of the common running injuries occur because of overtraining, overuse, a biomechanical flaw in body motion and structure, improper shoes, or a combination of all of them. While you should always apply common sense when running, below are five practical running injury prevention tips you can put in place on your next run this fall.

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The Benefits of Orthotics

Orthotic devices may be prescribed to correct biomechanical foot issues and heal chronic foot problems. Custom-tailored orthotic devices fit perfectly inside the shoe. Due to the ability of orthotic inserts to redistribute stress, individuals who participate in sports, including professional athletes, frequently use orthotics to ease foot pain while they perform.

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Aging & Inactivity

Throughout my career, I’ve treated athletes from all walks of life and at various skill levels. From the amateur cross-country runner to both professional and college football players, one thing is consistent, as it is with us all, how we’ve treated our bodies when we were younger impacts our health as we age. I’m reminded of this weekly as I watch from the sidelines serving as a team physician for the University of West Florida football team.

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Selecting the Right Shoes

Footwear serves several useful functions, including protecting our feet, cushioning our body weight, providing comfort and, of course, adding a fashionable element to our wardrobe choices. However, selecting the proper footwear can also make a difference in your overall foot health. As you consider those fun new kicks, we encourage you to be mindful of how the correct type of shoe can help you avoid injuring or further exacerbating existing foot and ankle conditions. Specifically, ill-fitting shoes can be painful and cause issues like bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, Lisfranc injuries and more.

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Running: The 5 Most Common Injuries

There are many benefits to those who make running a regular part of their lives. Running provides an outlet for stress, and it helps runners to lose weight and feel better about themselves. But while running can be rewarding, it can also be dangerous. A careless approach to running can lead to injury, negating all of those benefits that running provides. Here are the five most common injuries you’ll encounter as a runner, as well as some tips for avoiding these ailments.

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Ultrasound: Not Just for Babies!

Ultrasound: Not Just for Babies!

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Sports Medicine: Not Just for Athletes

When most people think of sports medicine, they envision a physician treating their favorite player who was carted off the field after receiving a game-ended injury. However, a fairly common misconception is that you have to be an elite athlete to see a sports medicine doctor.

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Research and the Evolution of Sports Medicine

Research and the Evolution of Sports Medicine

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Urgent Care Office Visits vs the ER

Often it can be challenging to know whether your ankle or foot injury requires a visit to the emergency room or if you can be treated in an orthopedic specialist’s office.

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