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My advice if you have an abductory twist

An abductory twist is a common finding during a gait analysis and can be due to a number of different things and is commonly associated with ‘overpronation‘. It is a sudden abduction of whip of the heel medially or in … Continue reading

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My Advice on Toning Shoes

Toning or unstable shoes are a group of shoes that are supposed to increase the ‘tone up’ when walking or exercising in them. Due to the design of the shoe the muscles are working harder to overcome the unstable design. … Continue reading

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My Advice for Pes Cavus

The pes cavus or high arched foot is sometimes difficult to manage. It comes in several different forms. It may just be a high arched foot or no real consequence or it could be associated with supination at the ankle … Continue reading

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My Advice for Pose Running

Pose running is one of those many different running technique that are being widely promoted in the running community. The technique uses more of a forefoot strike, a shorter stride length and a more forward lean at the ankle rather … Continue reading

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My Advice for Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal tendonitis is an uncommon running injury, but can persist for a while when present. The peroneal muscles on the outside of the leg function to stabilise the foot on the ground and stop the foot from supinating or rolling … Continue reading

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My Advice for Kohlers Disease

Kohler’s Disease is a problem with the tarsal navicular bone in young kids in which the vascular supply to the bone is disrupted. This leads to a softening of the bone and as the bone is one of the ‘pillar … Continue reading

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My Advice for Forefoot Varus

Forefoot varus is an uncommon biomechanical problem due to the alignment of the bone in the foot. When the heel bone is held vertical or in its neutral position, the medial or inside of the foot is off the ground. … Continue reading

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My Advice for Cracked Heels

This is not exactly a running injury, but it is surprising how many runners get cracks in the dry and hard skin that can develop around the heel. They can be painful. They occur when the fat pad under the … Continue reading

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My advice for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

Posterior tibial tendonitis is a problem with the tendon on the inside of the ankle joint. The initial discomfort is usually felt either just above or just below the medial malleolus or inside ankle bone, sometimes extending down into the … Continue reading

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My advice for ‘top of foot pain’

Top of foot pain is becoming a more common running injury with the trend to barefoot and minimalist running. The cause of the problem is due to the constant load on the forefoot dorsiflexing the forefoot on the rearfoot and … Continue reading

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