Definition: Injuries Related to Running, Sports or Exercise: Heel Pain, Shin Splints, Ankle Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis, Stress Fractures, Morton’s Neuroma, Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)


Physical activity places remarkable demands on the body’s feet, legs and entire body. Whether you are a professional athlete or enjoy recreational activity, you are susceptible to many different injuries that may affect your foot health, as well as your overall well-being. Proper foot care is essential for optimal performance.

Common running/sports injuries include:

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Ways to prevent running/sports injuries

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  • Wear proper footwear for the activity
  • Stretching before and after exercising
  • Warm-up before performing exercising
  • Custom-made orthotics to control any biomechanical issues and realign the foot
  • Ankle-foot-orthoses (AFO) to stabilize the foot and support the ankle