Many people receive treadmills as holiday presents or purchase them to lose weight as part of a New Year’s resolution.  Exercising on a treadmill, if not done with care, can result in complicating common conditions.  The normal human cadence, which is 90 to 120 steps per walking minute, experiences a substantial spike during treadmill use.  Plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the foot, can result.  In addition, as the treadmill user tires during the exercise, the natural response is to shift the upper body forward, causing an unnatural running gait.  This can result in overworking the Achilles tendon, causing nagging pain.  Proper training techniques and decreasing inclines and speed while using a treadmill can keep negative effects in check.

            When your physical activity has your feet hurting, get the advice and treatment from the professional foot care specialists.  Whatever is causing pain in your every step, we are here at 299 Lincoln Street, Suite 202, Worcester, to help.  If you are new to the Worcester area and don’t have a podiatrist yet, we’d like to take on the responsibility of your family’s foot care, from sports injuries and inherited deformities to just plain tired, achy feet.  Call us for comprehensive, compassionate foot care at 508-757-4003.

NOTE:  If you feel discomfort while using a treadmill, try dropping the speed and lowering the incline.