Tag Archive 'runners'

Foot Problems in Runners

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Millions of runners take to the streets, tracks and trails everyday. People run for health, for fitness, for stress relief and for fun. There are casual joggers, trail runners, sprinters, marathon runners and elite competitors. Despite these differences, all runners are susceptible to foot problems. Common foot and ankle conditions in runners [...]

Tips for Winter Running

Run in a trail shoe, even if you don’t run on trails. Trail running shoes offer more protection and tread and are better for slippery surfaces. More on shoes Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Women Runners with Fasciitis Have Lower Arches

A new study in this month’s issue of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated the biomechanics, arch height, impact load, maximum load and ankle dorsiflexion in women runners, during running and while standing. The researchers divided 50 age and mileage matched women runners into two groups, a plantar fasciitis group and a control group. [...]

Weak Hip Muscles & Overpronation are Risks for Running Injuries

Over half of all runners sustain an overuse injury to their lower extremity every year. Common overuse injuries in runners include runner’s knee, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and generalized arch pain. A recent article in Sports Health reviewed the literature from 1980 through July 2008 for common mechanisms related [...]

Calluses in Runners

Common areas for callus development in runners include the area under great toe and at the inside of the heel. Continued rub, friction or irritation can result in blister development underneath the callus, which can be quite painful and limit performance. Aggressively rubbing the callus with a pumice stone, trimming the callus with the razor [...]

Higher & Tighter Shoe Lacing May Help Runners

To evaluate how different shoelace patterns affect the biomechanics of runners, researchers evaluated 20 experienced runners with six different lacing positions. Foot pronation during contact, tibial (leg) acceleration and plantar pressure distribution were recorded as the runners ran across a force platform. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Marathon Runners Prone to Injury

A recent article in Sports Medicine cited a significant increase in the number of people who are running marathons. The yearly incidence of injuries in marathon runners is reported as high as 90%, but it appears that less experienced runners are the ones who are more prone to injury. More experienced runners are less likely [...]

Calluses and Runners

Callused feet and toes are common in runners and many times go unnoticed. But, a callus on the heel or the big toe can cause a lot of pain for a runner. The callus can develop an even more painful blister underneath and can limit performance or simply decrease the enjoyment of run. Some rub [...]

Foot Problems in Runners

Millions of runners, in the form of casual joggers, trail runners, sprinters, marathon runners and elite competitors, take to the streets, tracks and trails everyday. People run for health, for fitness, for stress relief and for fun. Despite these differences, all runners are susceptible to foot problems. Common foot and ankle conditions in runners include [...]