On the brink of a serious injury?

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Anyone who enjoys staying fit and keeping healthy, injuries are, unfortunately part of an active lifestyle and what’s worse? As your body ages, no matter how healthy you are, things will begin to change. Suddenly, you’re experiencing foot pain, all from running only half the amount of mileage you used to not even think twice about.

1. Pain in a specific area

Pain in a localized area of your body, that either doesn’t go away or returns every time you are active, Dr. Sherman Nagler suggests, is worth a visit to your doctor. While it’s not necessary to run to your physician every time your body isn’t at its peak performance, if you need to limp to your doc, well then, you might want to get on your way.

2. Persistent swelling

Nagler tells us, “Persistent swelling of a joint is another bad sign”, which could indicate a cartilage or ligament injury. While the normal (rest, ice, compress, elevate) method is a good one, if you’re seeing something that’s visually out of whack, trust your gut and get it checked out.

3. Numbness and Burning

Ankle and foot pain are definitely nothing to mess with. If you’re ever awoken at night by pain, there’s a reason your body isn’t letting you sleep soundly. Equally as important, numbness, burning, and weakness in an extremity are all signs of potentially serious issues.

When your body acts up, it’s imperative to remember the importance of actually listening to what it might be trying to tell you. While the old saying goes, “no pain, no gain,” and you might think this eludes to never giving up no matter what, it’s safe to say that it’s perfectly acceptable to use your good intuition. When it comes to physical health, your body is a powerful and resilient instrument, so take care of it.

Contact the Nagler Foot Center at 713-893-5620 or visit to schedule an appointment for foot problems with Houston podiatrist, Sherman Nagler, M.D. This summer, run and exercise with confidence.
Enjoy your summer.