As the weather outside improves, people of all ages begin to spend more time engaging in outdoor sports activities. Running is, of course, one of the most common and also one that can be associated with a variety of injuries. These naturally involve problems in the lower extremities, including the toes, foot, ankle, Achilles, skin, knee, and hip.

With the appropriate footwear and training schedule, such as gradual increase in mileage, and stretching, many of these problems can be avoided. However, even under ideal circumstances, running-related problems can develop. Localized, persistent pain, throbbing, or numbness should be evaluated as soon as possible and treated appropriately.

Our physicians at AFC Urgent Care Waltham are highly-trained in sports-related injuries and can evaluate and diagnose your injury every day from 8am to 8pm with no referral or appointment needed.

By Dr. Sophia Hill