Runners are at high risk for injury. Dr. Nirenberg is an avid runner and participates in barefoot and minimalist running (and has even penned a chapter on the subject!).
Our podiatrists treat a host of runners, from those who run marathons to weekend joggers. The repetitive nature of running can cause many different problems, including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), fractures (and stress fractures), tendonitis, bursitis, nerve problems (such as a neuroma or tarsal tunnel syndrome), sprains, tendon tears, ligament ruptures, and other problems.
Most runners dread the thought of not being able to run because of an injury. The doctors at our practice strive to keep runners running, while alleviating their foot or ankle problem, or at a minimum, getting the patient running as soon as possible.