Why Do My Feet Hurt When I Run?

by | Apr 11, 2023

1. Wearing the wrong shoes

One of the most common causes of foot pain during running is wearing improper shoes. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes can lead to a range of foot problems, including blisters, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures. Look into shoes with support or get yourself a pair of custom orthotics.

2. Overuse injuries

Overuse injuries occur when you push your body too hard and too often without proper rest and recovery. Some of the most common overuse injuries affecting runners include shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, and stress fractures.

3. Poor running form

Poor running form can put excessive pressure on your feet, leading to pain and discomfort. Some common form mistakes include overstriding, landing on your heels, and not lifting your feet enough.

To prevent foot pain during running, make sure to wear properly fitting shoes that are appropriate for your foot type and running style. You can also consider a pair of custom orthotics, which we can help you with. Also, remember to rest and recover properly between runs and gradually increase your mileage and intensity to avoid overuse injuries. Finally, practice good running form and consult a podiatry professional for personalized advice.