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

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10 Flat Feet Solutions for Military Training

Military fitness is a demanding practice for the whole body, but as your feet are at the very root of your entire being, it is often this region which absorbs the highest impact. For this reason, the fallen arches of flat feet can quickly turn into a training nightmare, due to the lack of support… Read More

Why Does Running Hurt Our Lower Limbs?

Love running, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run focuses jogging’s hard impacts in our lower limbs. In a light, half-hour run, the average recreational runner’s feet will strike the ground about 5000 times, absorbing shocks with every strike. Now Delphine Chadefaux at Aix-Marseille University in France and her team (2017) have used tracking techniques… Read More

Footscan Platform System: Identifying Normal Foot Loading Parameters & Repeatability

Research Paper Title Normal foot loading parameters and repeatability of the Footscan® platform system. Background The Footscan® platform system is one of the most commonly used clinical tools for the measurement of the foot pressure. The present study was designed to assess the repeatability of the system and identify the range of loading parameters observed… Read More

Injury Risk in Runners: Standard versus Motion Control Shoes

Research Paper Title Injury risk in runners using standard or motion control shoes: a randomised controlled trial with participant and assessor blinding. Background This randomised controlled trial investigated if the usage of running shoes with a motion control system modifies injury risk in regular leisure-time runners compared to standard shoes, and if this influence depends… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 02

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 40% of running related injuries affect the knee joint. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) describes the group of symptoms that result from the anterior knee and the patellofemoral joint. PFPS arise as a result of ‘mal-tracking’ of the patella in the femoral groove during knee movement. A normal patella runs smoothly in the… Read More