Can Wearing Shoes Weaken Our Ankle Bones?

Your shoes are changing your feet. The ankles of people who habitually wear shoes are different to those of people who tend to walk barefoot (Sorrentino et al., 2019). In many industrial societies, people tend to wear shoes from a young age. However, many people around the world often go barefoot, or wear only very… Read More

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4 Orthotic Aids to Help Training

Does your body require a little extra support during training because of a previous fitness injury or biomechanical deficiency? While physical training and strengthening workouts can go a long way to addressing common musculoskeletal (MSK) issues, your efforts may be complemented by a wearable orthotic aid. Check out this quick guide to four orthotic supports… Read More

How to Deal With Serious Obstacle Course Injuries

If you have been through intense obstacle course racing (OCR) training for quite some time now, you may have experienced several niggles or minor injuries here and there. Nothing a tab of Tylenol won’t fix! But you will have to admit that there are certain injuries that require more than just good old-fashioned painkillers. Sure… Read More

Four Tips for Working Out Safely with High Arches

Are you part of the 20 percent of people who have high arches? Do you notice a lot of foot or ankle pain when you are exercising – and especially when you are doing intense, boot camp-style workouts? High arches increase your risk of developing a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis,… Read More

Sprained Ankle? These Five Tools Will Help You Recover Faster

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries among athletes and active individuals, and, if boot camp fitness is your training modality of choice, you maybe particularly susceptible. Listed below are five great tools that will help you recover faster and get back on your feet before you know it. 1. Canes and Crutches… Read More

5 Essential Ways to Support Your Ankles During Training

The ankles are often the most injury-prone parts of your body used during certain boot camp workouts, and yet, your entire performance is dependent on these joints functioning at their very best. Any damage to them could cease your training immediately. Don’t miss the following tips and precautions you should follow in order to avoid… Read More

Are Shapes of Distal Tibiofibular Syndesmosis (DTS) Associated with Risk of Recurrent Lateral Ankle Sprains?

Research Paper Title Shapes of distal tibiofibular syndesmosis are associated with risk of recurrent lateral ankle sprains. Background Distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (DTS) has wide anatomic variability in depth of incisura fibularis and shape of tibial tubercles. Methods The researchers designed a 3-year prospective cohort study of 300 young physical training soldiers in an Army Physical… Read More