Whether you are a seasoned runner or new to this form of cardio, there is a risk of injury. Best practices such as pre-and post-stretching, supportive footwear, and staying hydrated can help reduce your chances. Some people are part of a running group. Others may be working to achieve fitness goals. There are also people who run as a healthy hobby. When a runner is injured, it can be a devastating blow to them.

To help you stay on the move, the PediFix team is sharing information about three common runner injuries and how you can treat them:

1-Plantar fasciitis 

When your plantar fascia is inflamed, you have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. The top causes for the condition include weak, tight calf muscles and intensity increases. You may experience pain or a burning sensation. For treatment, take it easy. Massages help, too.

Find Comfort with our Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve

A picture containing clothing, person Description automatically generatedWith this injury, focus on reducing stress on the plantar fascia. Our sleeve supports the arch and plantar fascia ligament. It also has unique knit “nodules,” which help to relieve pain and swelling.

2-Achilles tendonitis 

If you’ve ever wondered about the importance of this tendon, here’s a fact: it connects your calf muscle to your heel. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to point your toes. The injury is common in runners because of the repetitive nature of the movement. Over time, the tendon can become inflamed. If you have pain or difficulty flexing your toes, contact a podiatrist quickly. You don’t want to rupture your Achilles tendon.

Defend your Tendon with our Achilles Protection Sleeve

When your Achilles tendon becomes inflamed, we recommend our sleeve for protection from pressure and friction. The VISCO-gel product provides comfort and cushion. The gentle compression within the sleeve helps to speed healing, too.

3-Ankle sprains

We all know how common ankle sprains can be for athletes, especially runners. Unfortunately, some people don’t take it as seriously as they should. If you’re running, you may roll or twist your ankle. While pain may vary from person to person, you should stop and apply the R-I-C-E method: Rest, apply Ice, add Compression, and Elevate your leg.

Get Relief with our Compression Anklet

Compression is the “C” in the R.I.C.E. method. We recommend using our product after ankle sprains or ankle surgery. The anklet gently compresses while relieving pain and reducing swelling.

If you have questions about how our products can support you, please call 1-800-  PEDIFIX (733-4349) to learn more. Our product specialists are ready to support your needs.