Houston’s Bayou City Classic 10K is coming up – the oldest
10k race in Texas! If you’ve been training for this Mar. 18 event
and have started to notice some aches and pains, you might want to take
some preventative steps (in addition to your running ones) to avoid injuries!
Nagging issues can often be traced back to bad biomechanics, and if not
addressed, these can turn out to be e a runner’s worst enemy. Biomechanical
issues such as your foot rolling too far outward (overpronation), or too
far inward (supination), can have a domino effect, forcing bones out of
alignment, straining muscles, and causing pain. Typically, an inherited
foot structure is to blame for biomechanical flaws, but such problems
can be solved with a gait analysis and custom orthotics.
Each time you step, you go through a cycle, called your gait – striking
the ground, rolling forward, and pushing off to take your next step. A
gait analysis examines the way in which you go through this cycle and
can pinpoint problems with your biomechanics that could result in pain
These devices are designed to address your unique biomechanical needs as
determined by your gait analysis. They can correct the position of your
foot and hold it in proper alignment, provide support where necessary,
evenly distribute weight to direct pressure away from problem areas, and
offer cushion in places under excessive stress.
Ta da! Bad biomechanics are corrected and your chance of injury reduced.
Call our Houston, TX office to find out more or to schedule an appointment
so you can say good bye to those nagging aches and pains for good, before
they turn into something worse. Dial (713) 493-7372 or use our online
contact form. We’ll not only make sure you get to that 10K starting
line, but the finish line, too!