Foot injuries

Why do I keep hurting my feet running?

Feeling pain in the feet from your running? Here are three reasons which might answer the question – why do I keep hurting my feet running?

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no 1: You aren’t stretching them

Maintaining flexible feet really helps avoid all the issues caused by tight achilles tendons. So here is a simple stretch you can try now to help – put your palms against a wall – shoulder width apart. Facing the wall, hips forwards. Step one foot backwards and hold for 30 seconds and then switch feet.

2. Your shoes aren’t fitting

Comfortable and well fitting shoes are key for injury prevention. A common error is that your trainers are too small. This can cause you problems as small as black toenails and as problematic as bad ankles.

The key is to have a thumbs width between the tip of your shoe and the top of your longest toe.

3. You’re ignoring your foot pain!

Are you guilty of this one? Sometimes as runners we can think that foot pain is just a by-product of running. But listen up runners -because ignoring your foot pain can lead to stress fractures of the metatarsels.

Pain in the foot which doesn’t improve after three days is your body giving you a clear signal to rest. If the discomfort is still there after 2 weeks rest – book yourself a medical appointment.