With temperatures warming up in Utah and across the nation, it seems like spring is finally here to stay. And with the warmer weather, more and more of us are starting to run outside to enjoy that extra sunshine. Unfortunately, many people aggravate pre-existing conditions or endure painful injuries, winding up in need of a visit to their local foot doctor.

As terrible as it may sound to an aspiring marathoner, rest is often vital to prevent an injury from becoming even worse. This is especially true of conditions such as Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis that affect the ankles and feet. Running through such conditions can delay the healing process or aggravate the injury even further, greatly disrupting one’s training plans. 

In addition to rest, stretching, massaging and icing are often key to a full recovery. However, it is best to consult a foot doctor in order to determine the best treatment for your individual needs. 

There are many other injuries that can strike and interrupt your training plans—don’t let them ruin your peak running season! At Wasatch Foot & Ankle Institute in Utah and Wyoming, we are prepared to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.