Foot pain is so common that many individuals tend to ignore it until it gets severe or develops into a secondary condition, at which point treatment can be difficult if not impossible.
Athletes and dancers are probably aware that the repetitive and sometimes intense movement required to perform optimally can often lead to foot pain, bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recently conducted a survey of 1,000 teenagers and discovered that about six in 10 experience foot pain so severe that it occasionally impacts their ability to carry out daily activities.
The American Podiatric Medical Association has offered several tips to help runners maintain healthy feet despite their high-impact sport of choice.
Runners often develop bunions as a result of repeated, high-impact movement in the feet, and the bony deformity can be made even worse if an athlete’s foot landing mechanics are off. Additionally, improper movement can hinder race times.