Mar 13

Increased exercise and new injuries

As spring draws near, the days get longer, and we get anxious for summer, a lot of us start to increase our level of exercise. Whether running, cycling, or playing a sport, increasing our activity can set us up for new aches and pains.

Some of the common foot and ankle injuries we see are plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and stress fractures. Sometimes the structure of our feet predisposes us to injuries higher up the leg. For example, did you know having flat feet can cause knee pain?

So, if you’re noticing new aches and pains while increasing your activity, visit a podiatrist for advice on proper training and footwear.

Dr. Erin Kalla is a podiatrist in Long Beach, CA specializing in sports medicine, diabetic foot care, and general foot care.