Dealing with ankle pain isn’t something that any runner wants to deal with. Unfortunately, far too many runners might be dealing with issues that cause ankle pain.
Injuring yourself while running is something that approximately half of regular runners deal with every year. Ankle pain is often a result of running injuries. One reason for this is because up to 16.6% of all running injuries involve the ankles. Physical therapists can help runners learn about risk factors and causes of their ankle pain. Even better, they can provide effective treatment for the ankle pain that results from many running injuries.
What factors put runners at risk of developing ankle pain?
There are many factors that can cause ankle problems for runners and lead to pain. A factor that often increases ankle pain risk is doing too much running too fast. This is often a factor that affects people who are just getting into running, and it can also affect people who are getting back into running after an injury.
A few of the other factors that can lead to ankle injuries and pain in runners are:
- Wearing worn-out running shoes.
- Not warming up before a run.
- Previous running injuries.
- Abnormalities in your running gait.
- Being overweight.
These issues could be causing your ankle pain
There are no shortage of issues that can result in runners experiencing ankle pain. One reason is that the ankle moves repetitively while you’re running, and another is the complexity of this joint. Some ankle issues that every runner should look out for are:
Back in Motion Physical Therapy offers treatment for ankle pain in runners
Are you worried that your ankle pain will cause you to miss out on your running for a long time? Our team at Back in Motion PT completely understands this concern. That’s why we take steps to help you reduce your pain as quickly as possible.
Our physical therapists will start by performing a free screening on your ankle, and this is intended to pinpoint the issue that’s causing your pain. Then, we’ll construct a personalized therapy plan for you. Your plan will be designed to offer benefits like:
- Reduced pain.
- Improved ankle range of motion.
- Decreased risk of future ankle injuries.
Contact us today for more information about all the therapy services we offer for ankle injuries and pain or to schedule an initial appointment.