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Phone: 803-285-1411
Carolina Podiatry Group
Call: 803-285-1411
Toll Free: 888-569-9559
Fax: 803-283-9920

Could running shoes cause foot pain?

Unfortunately, running shoes cause foot pain for runners all too often. This typically isn’t the case when shoes are well-fitted and match your foot type. Shoes that don’t fit correctly, or are different from pairs you normally wear, can cause significant injuries and discomfort. For example, a shoe that doesn’t have the right support for your arch or that isn’t stable enough for your feet allows you to develop faulty, painful biomechanics.

Suddenly switching to a new style of shoe—even if the change is minor—can have a profound impact as well. Your feet need time to get used to striking the ground differently. Even as little a difference as a slight drop in the cushioning in your heel can make running uncomfortable. Runners who transition from traditional running shoes to minimalist gear too quickly often notice this. Many develop serious injuries, like stress fractures and Achilles tendon issues. If you notice running problems and are concerned that it’s your shoes, let Carolina Podiatry Group check. Contact us for an appointment and eliminate your pain. Use our web request form, or call one of our South Carolina locations: (803) 548-FEET for Fort Mill, or (803) 285-1411 for Lancaster.