As gyms and leisure centres have closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, there have been many people who have newly taken on outdoor running or many runners will find themselves increasing their mileage. For many people, this might have led to acute or chronic foot and ankle injury. Injuries may be due to overloading, weakness in structures, reduced flexibility, little recovery times or simply doing too much too soon.
If you have a foot and ankle injury, it is worth seeing a Podiatrist for a biomechanical assessment. Podiatrists can discuss appropriate running footwear and whether orthotics can help improve your biomechanics and symptoms, or help reduce the likelihood of developing an injury.