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Why do I keep hurting my feet running?

Feeling pain in the feet from your running? Here are three reasons which might answer the question – why do I keep hurting my feet running? Read on: no 1: You aren’t stretching them Maintaining flexible feet really helps avoid all the issues caused by tight achilles tendons. So here is a simple stretch you […]

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Plantar Fasciitis treatment – easy ideas to try at home!

Plantar fasciitis treatment options stretching Lots of stretching! Stretch out the fascia by doing exercises such as sitting with your legs outstretched in front of you and using a scarf looped around the ball of your foot to bring the foot towards you. In our experience it is essential to perform the plantar fascia stretch, […]

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Severs Disease – The Injured Runner

Severs Disease is an ominous name for a simple inflammatory condition that affects the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel. It is most common in children who are growing rapidly and involved in sports such as soccer, basketball, and running. Your child’s bones are growing at a faster rate than the tendon, […]

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Recovery Foot injuries

Running after ankle Sprain- getting back on your feet fast

Ankle sprains and running after ankle sprains Ankle sprains are a risk of running and happen to most people over the course of their running career – many people more than once. Here are some tips for gentle sprains and how to get back running after ankle sprain injury. Please do remember that a more […]

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Metatarsalgia – The Injured Runner

Metatarsalgia literally means “metatarsal pain”. If you have this condition you may feel like the ball of your foot is bruised. This is different from Morton’s Neuroma where the pain is between the metatarsal bones and different from a stress fracture where the pain is usually slightly behind the ball of the foot. There are […]

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Foot Stress Fractures

Foot Stress Fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded the body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the foot bones. The most common sites for stress fractures in the foot are the heel and the second or third metatarsal (long bones of the foot. A firm squeeze […]

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Sciatica – The Injuredrunner

Sciatica has become a general term for pain in the back of the leg (thigh or calf) that originates in the spine. The source of your pain may be from a disc, nerve, or one of the joints in the lower lumbar spine. You may not even feel any pain in the back. Symptoms are […]

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Recovery Foot injuries

What is Mortons Neuroma

what is Mortons Neuroma? It’s an inflammation of the nerve that passes between the long bones (metarsals) of the foot. You will feel pain between the ends of the second and third or third and fourth metatarsal bones. The plantar nerve swells and becomes compressed between these bones. If you grasp the two metatarsal bones […]

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Dorsiflexor Stretch – The Injured Runner

Stand with the leg to be stretched behind the other with the top of your toes against the floor. Gently press the front of the foot being stretched towards the floor. You can fine-tune this stretch by reaching the foot further back or twisting it to the side slightly. You should feel a stretch across […]

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Treating Sesmoiditis -The Injured Runner

what is Sesmoiditis? Sesmoiditis is inflammation of the sesmoid bones, which are very small bones at the base of the big toe. These bones are small and flat; most people cannot feel them when touching the area. They provide some protection to the joint and act as a fulcrum for the tendon that bends the […]