Are you just throwing on any old shoes for your #Cap10K training?

“I treat many injuries which probably could have been avoided altogether if the patient were wearing running shoes that fit his body’s needs,” says Kendall Burleson, Baylor, Scott & White Health Acupuncturist.

“It doesn’t matter how expensive the shoe, if it’s not right for your foot it will cause things like plantar fasciitis, ankle strain, knee pain, and even hip and back problems. I recommend going to a specialty running store like Luke’s Locker where an associate will watch you run and assess your needs for footwear.

“Remember, your running shoes are only for running. Don’t wear them to go shopping or to the gym to lift weights.”

Kendall Burleson
Baylor, Scott & White Health – Austin/Round Rock