What causes foot pain from running?

Biocorrect, LLC


Many of us enjoy running as a method of exercising or as part of the sports we participate in. However, if you have pain in your feet from running, you may find yourself wanting to avoid anything that involves the activity. This is unfortunate because you don’t want to miss out on your favorite sports or method of exercising. 

If you have foot pain from running, you should take a moment to learn about the potential causes and find out how custom orthotics can help address the issues.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common type of heel pain that occurs due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a tough band of tissue running across the bottom of your foot from your heel to your toes. This condition develops due to overexertion of the plantar fascia from activity without proper foot support or from excess body weight stressing the tissue.

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by a stabbing pain that occurs in the heel when taking your first steps after waking up. The pain usually subsides after these initial steps but can return after repetitive use of your feet, such as when walking or running. 


Your feet contain several tendons, which are bands of soft tissue that connect your muscles to your bones. Overexertion of the foot in physical activity or from a traumatic impact can cause one of the tendons in your feet to form microtears. Running, especially on hard surfaces like pavement, can cause the development of tendinitis in your feet. 

The microtears in your tendons lead to the development of inflammation, which is your body’s way of responding to the tears to try to heal them. This inflammation is painful and can make it difficult for you to stand on your feet or go for a run. 

Addressing foot pain from running with custom orthotics

One way to address foot pain from running is to provide your feet with improved support by using custom orthotics. At Biocorrect, our custom foot orthotics use precision design and high-quality crafting backed by a team with more than 25 years of biomechanical expertise. 

We develop custom orthotic inserts specifically designed to help people like you address the issues caused by conditions like plantar fasciitis and tendinitis. For your convenience, we offer fittings you can perform from the comfort of your own home by using our easy-to-use moldable foam impression kit. Our team will use the impressions from this kit to develop the custom orthotics you need. Check out our full product line and order your pair today when you visit our online store.