The Running Doc

How to maintain foot and ankle health for runners.

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Running.

The wind in your hair, the breeze at your back, the sun on your face.

And of course, the ice on the street, the rain in your face, the twisted ankle, the broken foot.

 

The benefits of running, perhaps the original form of exercise, are well known: better cardiovascular endurance, lower blood pressure, weight management, increased muscle mass, increased bone strength.

But runners only reap these benefits if they take care of their feet and ankles. If your lower extremities aren’t in peak physical condition, your running performance suffers.

Dr. Adam Teichman, Co-Managing Partner of PA Foot and Ankle Associates, is a runner for life. His practice is the Official Team Podiatrist of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the AAA Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.