Running

Stress Fractures Are Common Injuries In Basketball

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 2, 2014 / Comments Off on Stress Fractures Are Common Injuries In Basketball

UPDATE 4/7/2014 Well, Willie is keeping his head up as best he can. As the lead up to the Championship game draws near, UK’s center has announced he most likely won’t be playing in the game tonight either. He has shown a lot of class by cheering his heart out on the bench, celebrating with…

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Pop Goes The Blister

By Dr. Nicole Freels / March 28, 2013 / Comments Off on Pop Goes The Blister

A blister is a pocket of fluid that builds up under the skin from shear forces and friction.  Blisters occur most frequently in the beginning of a training regimen and/or sporting season, but we all know that new shoes will bring up a pesky blister quickly too. Which areas are most vulnerable?  ANY area of…

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9 Tips For Springtime Running

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 28, 2013 / Comments Off on 9 Tips For Springtime Running

As spring approaches, many are beginning to train outside again and we’re all for it! Maybe you’re excited to sign up for your first 5K, ready to start shredding pounds with some hill courses, eliminate stress with some fresh air exercise or just get rid of cabin fever. Maybe you just felt like running… Get…

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Sesamoiditis – A Big Pain in the Foot!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 22, 2013 / Comments Off on Sesamoiditis – A Big Pain in the Foot!

So, you’ve been increasing your activity – trying to get in shape, right? You’ve been jogging, dancing, jumping rope, etc and doing everything like you’re supposed to, except now you have a big pain in the foot! The sesamoid bones are hard working bones and it’s no surprise that the area around the bone can…

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What’s all the hype about barefoot running?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 30, 2012 / Comments Off on What’s all the hype about barefoot running?

Barefoot running is definitely a growing trend in runners. People believe that allowing their foot to run “freely” will improve their times, endurance and stamina. While some of this theory may be true, we highly encourage anyone considering barefoot running to do their research and be seen by a podiatrist. Some people may not have…

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CAUTION: New Workout Routines Can Lead To Stress Fractures

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 19, 2012 / Comments Off on CAUTION: New Workout Routines Can Lead To Stress Fractures

Everyone is thinking about getting in shape for Spring, and for a lot of people, that includes exercise. Since it is wintertime, that means many will be dragging themselves to the gym and trying new workouts. One of the most common exercise injuries we see at Lexington Podiatry are stress fractures, and the bone in your…

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Tingling or Radiating Pain to Your Toes While Walking?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010 / Comments Off on Tingling or Radiating Pain to Your Toes While Walking?

Many patients ask us to explain what’s going on with their tingly toes when they walk or run. You may be suffering from an inflamed nerve called a neuroma. A neuroma is a painful condition that can be referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve…

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