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Runners Pain Dictionary – Part 5

SHIN SPLINTS – This is a condition characterized by pain in the shin or lower leg. The pain is felt along the lower portion of the Tibia (which is the inner, larger of the...

Runners Pain Dictionary – Part 4

ITB BAND SYNDROME – Most runners may not know the full form of ITB but almost all have a Eureka moment when this is mentioned and explained. Many would identify with it and be...

Runners Pain Dictionary – Part 3

ACHILLES TENDINITIS – The Achilles Tendon is the tendon that connects the calf muscles (the soleus and the gastrocnemius) along the back of the leg, to the heel. It is the largest tendon of...

Runners Pain Dictionary – Part 2

PLANTAR FASCIITIS – Pain in the band of tissue in the bottom of the foot running from the heel to the toes (known as plantar fascia).One of the most common causes of heel pain...

Runners Pain Dictionary – Part 1

This and the next few articles will talk about some common injuries that afflict the running community.I couldn’t think of a name that better describes this segment. A whopping large proportion of runners will...

Acute vs Chronic; Strain vs Sprain

With the running season descending upon us, many will be looking at participating in several events and bettering their personal bests. Quite often, many runners will approach this high demand season with scant regard...

Barefoot does not mean Barefoot Running!

July 19 run at the Day Breaker Half Marathon was tough. The weather sucked everybody's energy.Extremely high humidity levels with near zero wind made breathing labored for all and even the best of "Play...

Foot Strikes

This video helps in visually understanding the different types of foot strikes while running. Foot strike has a bearing on how the foot loads ( & dissipates) the ground reaction forces when the foot...

Balance and Proprioception

The body maintains balance through Proprioception, using visual, vestibular and most importantly through plantar cutaneous feedback (from the foot) ! What exactly is proprioceptive stimulation? "Proprio" comes from the Latin word proprius, meaning "one's own"...

Posture

Posture is the key element in determining alignment of joints & muscles. Postural imbalance anywhere affects the entire body, leading to muscular weakness & tension in the joints over a period of time, causing...

Foot Facts

Wondering what all the noise of the foot is all about? Here are just a few facts to consider : - The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and multiple...

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