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What would you guess causes the most foot injuries that people present with at East Avenue Podiatry?  Do you think it comes from people kicking something by accident or stepping off a curb poorly?  Maybe dropping something on their foot?  The fact is most injuries we see are a result of an overuse syndrome.  The patient is putting too much stress into a certain area of his or her foot and eventually the structures break down.  People usually have an underlying imbalance that creates excess stress into certain structures, such as bones, ligaments, tendons and joints.  Our bodies are fairly adaptable when given the opportunity.  I would urge you to gradually increase the intensity of any new activity.  Give all these structures time to adapt and strengthen.  If you want to take up running, begin by walking at a nice pace.   Then work in some jogging and finally after building up to it, begin running.   This should be done over many days or weeks.  I would suggest alternating activities so as not to do one stressful exercise, such as running, multiple days in a row.  By gradually increasing your activity, you will avoid injury and allow yourself more success in reaching your goals.   This is Dr. Lonnie Resnick reminding you to walk before you run and please feel free to call us at 203-853-6570 for and evaluation before any new activities.