Sue Ferguson
Chiropodist and Podiatrist in Tenterden, Kent
LOCATION: Home | Sport and Feet| Running and Injuries Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Registration No. CH16194

Running and Injuries

The Five Factors to Success in Running
  1. Biomechanics and fitness
  2. Technique
  3. Tactics
  4. Psychological - visualise success
  5. Get the best running shoes you can afford and change them before they wear out

Running Shoes

Good quality running shoes can make you run more efficiently and can help prevent injury. They must be light, breathable, have cushioning in the right places and must offer stability and shock absoprtion.

All sports shoes should be sport specific so always buy shoes applicable to the sport you play. If you run then buy running shoes.

Check your running shoes for signs of wear and replace them regularly. The life of a running shoe is anything up to 500 miles.

Orthotics for Running

Orthotics are insoles worn inside your running shoes to change the way you walk and run.

Wearing orthotics in running shoes:

  • Reduces fatigue
  • Means you will have less injuries
  • Allows you to run more efficiently

If you wear orthotics in your running shoes, your shoes should be neutral. Running shoes are either neutral or have anti pronation control or anti supination control.

Get Custom made Running Orthotics

Make an appointment for a Gait Analysis assessment. Contact details to make an orthotic appointment.

Gaitscan Analysis
Gait Analysis
Orthotics for Running
Custom made Running Orthotics

Computerised Gait Analysis - helps determine the prescription for Custom Orthotics
Buy Ready Made Running Orthotics

Ready made running orthotics are made in standard sizes, have standard rearfoot posting and arch support to help you control your foot motion. Recommended for running:

If you live in Kent and want to try the Superfeet insoles with your trainers I normally have these ones in stock.

Superfeet Black Everyday Insoles
Superfeet Black

Running Injuries

You increase your risk of these injuries if you have biomechanical problems and don't wear appropriate running shoes and don't use orthotics.

  • Metatarsalgia
  • Arch pain
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Chronic blisters
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Back, hip, and knee pain

The following can exacerbate your problem:

  • High mileage
  • Camber on the road
  • Running surface

Take this Test

  • Do your ordinary shoes wear unevenly
  • Are you uncomfortable when standing, walking or running
  • Do you have knock knees or bow legs
  • Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, ingrowing toe nails, heel pain)
  • Have you ever injured your knees, hips or back

The higher the number of yes's the more we can help

Running Equipment

It is important to purchase the best running equipment you can afford. Running shoes should be replaced regularly.

Contact Sue Ferguson
Book an appointment now to help your foot pain
Tel: 01580 765546
Custom made Orthotics for Running
Runflex Orthotics - Orthotics for Running
Custom running orthotics specifically made for your feet for road running, cross country running, jogging and treadmill running.
Ready Made Orthotics for Running
Superfeet insoles
Superfeet 3/4 insoles for men
Superfeet blue
Superfeet Blue Performance Insoles
Superfeet black
Superfeet Black Everyday Insoles

Sue Ferguson
BSc (Hons), MRCPod
Chiropodist and Podiatrist

2 St Benets Court
Kent TN30 6QS
Tel: 01580 765546