Are you a runner? You’re choosing an excellent way to get moving and help not only your foot health but also your overall health. Unfortunately, there are risks for injuries. The doctors at West Hartford Podiatry Associates are here to treat patients and also help them prevent unplanned visits.
Select the right shoes
We can’t say this enough, but proper shoe selection is the foundation for healthy and happy feet. The same goes for your running shoes. Spend time researching different brands, talk with other runners, and ask your podiatrist. The wrong pair of shoes can lack the support you need and increase your risk for a sports injury.
Stretch before you move
Whether you’re taking a quick neighborhood jog or preparing for a half-marathon, stretching is a requirement. Stretching is another effective way to prepare your body for running. It helps with flexibility and also strengthens muscles.
Stop if you feel pain
What’s one of our biggest reminders? Please don’t push through the pain. We know that enjoying a sport or training to meet a goal can be rewarding. However, pain is a sign that you should stop and schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. Pain while running could be a sign of an overuse injury, which is common for runners. It’s best to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment.
We’re the foot and ankle specialists, and we’re here to help you reduce your risk of injury. If you do experience pain, you’re in the right place for a solution. At West Hartford Podiatry Associates, Harvey Lederman, DPM, Marc Lederman, DPM, and Kurt Rode, DPM treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions such as ankle sprains, fractures, running injuries, sports injuries, pediatric foot care, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, and neuromas. We provide the best podiatric solutions to patients of all ages in Hartford County. Contact us at 860-236-2564 for your foot and ankle needs. Our office is at 2531 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Have you explored treatment options for your pain? The doctors at West Hartford Podiatry Associates offer a safe and effective treatment to help patients find relief from common conditions like Achilles tendonitis and heel pain. They are here to answer questions about EPAT, a fast and non-invasive solution. Schedule an appointment to see if this treatment is right for you.
What is EPAT?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy or EPAT is also known as shockwave therapy. The FDA has approved the treatment, and it is used all around the world. Patients can expect each treatment session to last about 15 minutes.
How does the treatment work?
First, the podiatrist will apply an ultrasound gel to the treatment area. Then, the treatment begins as pressure waves are applied to the skin. An applicator moves around the problem area in a circular motion. As the applicator delivers pressure waves to the skin, the goal is for the regeneration of new tissue.
How can shockwave therapy help?
Shockwave therapy or EPAT can help treat the following conditions, among others:
- Heel pain—Plantar fasciitis is a common form of heel pain. Patients feel the most discomfort first thing in the morning or after a time of seated rest.
- Achilles tendonitis—Inflammation or thickening of the Achilles tendon is the cause of pain for this condition. For more severe cases, a podiatrist may recommend surgery.
What are the benefits?
Patients most love how they can treat their pain without surgery. Since shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure, there’s no downtime. Resume day-to-day activities without waiting.
At West Hartford Podiatry Associates, Harvey Lederman, DPM, Marc Lederman, DPM, and Kurt Rode, DPM treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions such as ankle sprains, fractures, running injuries, sports injuries, pediatric foot care, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, and neuromas. We provide the best podiatric solutions to patients of all ages in Hartford County. Contact us for your foot and ankle needs. Our office is at 2531 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117.
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