The Austin Bunionectomy

Bunions, or even more specifically, hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus occurs in many shapes or forms. The disorder is one of an enlargement of the big toe or hallux joint of the foot (bunion) and an angling over of the big toe sideways toward the other toes (abduction and valgus). They become sore due […]

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Asics Metarun

Asics is probably the most well-known and widely used athletic shoes available on the market. Like any running shoe brand they always innovate to maintain that market prime position. Asics currently have a wide range of running shoes with diverse designs to try and meet the needs of a wide range of runners. Each of […]

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The Foot and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a long term inflammatory joint condition which frequently affects the vertebrae, but may impact any joints in the body and also some other organ systems. The term ‘ankylosing’ refers to a fusing of the joints and ‘spondylitis’ refers to the spine. The condition impacts on around 0.1-0.2% of the population and does […]

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Springblade Running Shoes

The Adidas Springblade athletic shoes are quite a unique and unusual running shoe. It has just been on the market for approximately a year to varying reviews. The essential feature of the Springblade are, as the brand signifies, individual blades that produce a spring action for both shock reduction as well as energy return to […]

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The Accessory Navicular

The accessory navicular is a supplementary piece of bone on the inside of the foot just above the mid-foot ( arch ) nearby its top part. The bone is included within the tibialis posterior tendon which attaches into the navicular bone at the top of the mid-foot. The additional bone can also be referred to […]

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The Relevance of Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila was a marathon runner from Ethiopia, winning dual Olympic gold medals: Paris, france in 1960 as well as in Tokyo in 1964. He died in 1973 at the age of forty one from complications after having a car accident. There’s a ground in Addis Ababa named after him. Google recognized him with one […]

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The Enko Running Shoes

The most recent entrant into the running footwear marketplace is a novel running shoe from Enko. These innovative athletic shoes out of France were initially promoted in late 2014 and introduced by using a crowd financing project at Indiegogo at the beginning of 2015. This shoe has mechanical spring loaded sections that are integrated into […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Planter fasciitis is probably the most common problem that doctors see in the foot. The pain of plantar fasciitis is felt at the bottom of the heel, and is almost always worse when arising from rest such as getting out of bed first thing in the morning. Those first two steps can be excruciating, but […]

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Overpronation

Overpronation is something that get thrown around a lot in the running and running shoe communities as a cause of running injuries and as a method to prescribe running shoes. There are so many myths and nonsense about the whole conceort. For started watch this video: A lot of those myths and nonsense can be […]

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The Medial Heel Whip

The medial heel whip is also called an abductory twist. This occurs when the heel suddenly ‘whips’ medially or twists in an abductory motion just as the heel is coming off the ground during gait in an ‘overpronated’ foot. This video describes it very well: While the video gives one explanation, there is some controversy […]

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