VOICE OF DR. THUY HO-ELLSWORTH>>
Probably the most common are just, in general, overuse injuries, and a lot of that is associated
with whether you’re wearing the shoes – the correct shoes – and changing out your shoes
enough. I recommend to my patients that they change
out their shoes every 300 to 400 miles. And, again, it depends on their weight and size.
If you’re smaller in stature you could probably make them last a little bit longer.
And just rotating out your shoes, too – giving them a chance to dry out in between running
sessions. So it’s not a bad idea to have two pair
of shoes and rotate. What happens is that the midsole – the shock-absorbing
part of the shoes – gets worn out. So the rest of the shoe could look pristine, but
if it’s no longer supporting your foot then you’re going to have injuries like shin
splints. You’re going to have plantar fasciitis and possibly stress fractures. So those are
some of the more common…