Running & Cross-Country

For those of us who love to run or have a passion for the grueling competition of cross-country or marathons, we inherently bring along some physical risks to the paths, roads and trails we travel. While any type of running is a wonderful method for conditioning our bodies while enjoying the sheer freedom it embodies, there are significant yet all too common injuries, especially to our feet and ankles that pervade the sport.

Doing our best to avoid these injuries requires adequate conditioning and preparation. And of course, that includes lots of stretching. Even mild ankle sprains can put a stop to your running for weeks or even longer.

When it comes to foot and ankle injuries, one thing is certain. There will be times when you just can’t avoid them – even with all the preparation and conditioning in the world. When they occur, seek medical assistance. Follow their instructions and when cleared for physical therapy use AnkleSTONE® to help regain your flexibility, mobility and overall health.

Here are some of the more common injuries suffered by runners:
Achilles Tendinopathy
Achilles Tendonitis
Ankle Sprains
Bone Stress Injuries
Neuromas
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciopathy
Running and Cross Country place immense pressure on feet and ankles for extended periods of time. This makes foot and ankle injuries all too common. You can however, reduce your potential risk to these injuries by maintaining optimum foot and ankle flexibility and strength to maximize mobility by using AnkleSTONE® as part of your daily conditioning program. Should an injury occur, seek medical attention to accurately diagnose and treat your injury. Once cleared for rehabilitation, use AnkleSTONE® Therapy to restore range-of-motion, flexibility and mobility. AnkleSTONE® therapy can be extremely effective at easing and even eliminating the pain caused by many injuries. Always make sure you are cleared by your medical professional to begin physical therapy before exercising with AnkleSTONE®.