My son has been getting them when he runs track. I've never had them before so I just wanted an idea of what they feel like. Is there anything you can do to prevent them? Does putting ice on them really ease the discomfort?
Sorry for all the posts... but I can't but a word doc here... anyways... most important thing to address is how his foot hits the ground. If his arch is not being supported correctly all other interventions will only be a band-aid for this condition. I treat this regularly in my practice as a certified athletic trainer, or an ATC/L (sports medicine specialist) working at the high schools level.
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:52 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by coala at 10:20 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:46 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:47 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:48 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 5:08 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
"suck it up" is one of the worst things you ca do!! Treat the cause... usually lack of proper arch support leading to over pronation of the forefoot.... sucking it up and not treating the cause can and usually does lead to stress fractures in the lower leg!!! Can't tell you how many times I've seen that b/c kids thought it was OK to suck it up!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 7:57 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by sokkamum at 9:16 AM on Mar. 15, 2011