2Nov, 2016

Is it time for new running shoes?

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  Time for new shoes or time for better running form? Common shoe wear patterns and the problems associated with them When you run, the part of your shoe that hits the ground first will wear down faster causing a pattern. By analyzing the bottom of your running shoes after you have really worn them in, you can see if you have a faulty gait pattern that can possibly cause injuries. Here is a list of common wear patterns and the proper fixes for them. 1. Wear on the inside […]

12Sep, 2014

“My foot hurts…”

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  “My foot hurts…” Understanding common foot pain afflicting dancers   “in my arch, especially in the morning” Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse injury where the fibrous tissue along the arch connecting the heel to the toes becomes inflamed and painful. Dancers will likely feel more pain in the morning, after class, or after wearing high heels. Causes: Tight Achilles tendons, tightness in the calves, fallen arches, or dancing on hard surfaces Treatment: Rest and ice, massage the arch with a frozen water bottle or golf ball, stretch the Achilles and […]