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Heel Pain

Forefoot vs Midfoot vs Rearfoot Running?

Running style

What do runners generally do regards foot strike? A recent Runner’s World study of more than 160,000 recreational and elite runners revealed that 40 percent of people thought they were heel strikers, 43 percent midfoot strikers and 17 percent forefoot strikers. Under analysis it was found, 94 percent of these runners were heel strikers, 4…

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ARE ORTHOTICS REALLY NECESSARY?

Orthotics

In the past! For many years, some medical professionals have told patients their problem is caused by their foot striking the ground incorrectly. To overcome their problem and become pain free, they have been prescribed custom orthotic insoles for their shoes, often at high cost to the client. Evidence! However, there seems to be a…

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HEEL PAIN – PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Heel Pain

The heel pain which just HURTS and stops us having fun. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain. It is estimated that this problem is involved in approximately 11-15% of all foot complaints requiring medical attention and it is a very common condition we…

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