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Common Reasons for Foot Pain During Workouts

Regardless of the type of exercise you choose to do, there is often specific footwear designed to achieve the best results for that activity. The right shoes can help with proper form and preventing foot pain during exercise. Consider that if you feel pain during or after your workouts, you may be wearing the wrong shoes for the activity. Additionally, your shoes could be worn out, or the shoes may not be the right ones for your foot type. A gait analysis involves watching how you walk without shoes to understand how your feet bear weight as you walk. This is often a starting point to recommending a shoe type for your individual gait pattern. Shoes can differ by pronation type, arch support, and other foot mechanic specifics. If you experience foot pain during your workouts, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for an examination, a gait analysis, and a discussion about the best shoes for you.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Tanisha Richmond, DPM from Richmond Foot & Ankle, LLC. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Dayton, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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