Adidas Springblade running shoe

The Adidas Springblade running shoe are a really different and strange running shoe. It has just been in the market for just over a year to mixed opinions. The primary design of the Springblade are, as the brand shows, individual blades that make a spring action for both shock absorption and energy return to drive […]

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Accessory Naviculars

The accessory navicular is a supplementary bit of bone on the inside of the foot pretty much on top of the mid-foot ( arch ) near its highest part. The bone is integrated inside the tibialis posterior tendon that attaches to the navicular bone at the top of the mid-foot. The extra bone can also […]

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The Barefoot Marathon Runner

Abebe Bikila was a marathon runner coming from Ethiopia, winning double Olympic gold medals: Rome in 1960 and in Tokyo in 1964. He passed away in 1973 at the age of 41 because of complications following a motor vehicle accident. There is a athletic field in Addis Ababa named after him. Google honored Abebe using […]

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The Enko Running Shoes

The new entrant into the running footwear marketplace is a distinctive shoe from Enko. These different athletic shoes from France had been initially publicized at the end of 2014 and created by using a crowd financing venture at Indiegogo early in 2015. This athletic shoe features mechanical spring loaded components which are incorporated into the […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is probably the most prevalent complaint that affects the feet. Due to just how prevalent it is, there are so many pretending to be experts about it on the net giving out harmful tips on how to deal with this. The classical clinical features plantar fasciitis are discomfort under the rearfoot which is […]

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The Abductory Twist

An abductory twist is a motion that is seen as a ‘medial whip’ or ‘ sudden abduction’ of the heel as it just starts to come off the ground during gait. There are several reasons offered for this. Some are distal and occur in the foot and some are proximal and occur in the hip. […]

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A shout out to a friend and colleague

A huge shout out to some friends I have at Croydon Total Footcare in Melbourne, Australia. They are a well established and well-known podiatry clinic and they are very supportive of what I do. You can read more about then and the reviews they have had from patients at Yelp, and on Podiatrists Online, there […]

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100 Up Running

100 Up Running is a recently rediscovered running drill that a lot of runners are implementing into their training routine. It was originally used in the 1800’s. It is claimed that it helps develop a more efficient running gait by using more of a forefoot strike. There is some controversy about it and there is […]

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Cluffy Wedge

The Cluffy Wedge is what we sometime add onto the front of a foot orthotic to treat functional hallux limitus. It hold the great toe in a slightly dorsiflexed position. The commercially available Cluffy Wedge is one option. Many clinicians just make their own. There is some disagreement as to if this helps functional hallux […]

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Chi Running

This a a particular approach to running technique that uses a more of a midfoot strike; more of a forward lean when running and more of a spiritual approach to running. There are many claims made about this technique being more efficient and there being less injuries associated with it. There is no evidence to […]

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