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Socks Help Protect the Feet From Running Injuries

Much attention is placed on finding the proper running shoes for your feet and the type of running you will be doing. However, finding the right socks can be equally important to avoid discomfort and injury while running. The right running socks can help to prevent blisters, pad the feet, offer support, and wick away moisture. Running socks have certain attributes that normal socks don’t have. First, they are seamless, which can help to eliminate the rubbing and friction that encourages the formation of blisters. Second, while wearing running socks may not be the same as having insoles, many will contain a compression band that adds support and improves the fit. Third, many running socks also include cushioning for the ball of the foot and the heel. Finally, double-layer socks absorb the friction between the layers rather than on the skin. For more help with this and other ways to prevent running injuries, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?
- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber; this will help you gain better flexibility.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Philadelphia, Bensalem, and Fairless Hills, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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