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5 Footwear tips for preventing running injuries

Choose the Correct Running Shoes   This might seem like a simple thing to do but with the large number of different running shoes out there navigating the maze can be difficult.  Especially with all of the differing advice out there from shoes stores, health......

7 Common Running Foot Health Mistakes that Runners make

  Not understanding your foot type   It is important to understand your foot type so that you know which of your foot structures may have the potential for overload while running.  This can then help you focus on addressing areas of most importance in......

What is a Tarsal Coalition and how can it affect a Runner’s foot?

A tarsal coalition is where two or more bones within the mid-foot and/or rear-foot are joined together.  The connection can be either osseous (bone), cartilaginous or fibrous.  90% of tarsal coalitions are either talocalcaneal (intra-articular) or calcaneonavicular (extra-articular) (Franson & Baravarian, 2004).  They can cause......

The contribution of the feet to patello-femoral knee pain

Knee pain is the most common lower limb overuse injuries of the lower limb (Hutchison et al, 2015).  In particular patello-femoral knee pain (PFP) is a very common knee overuse injury which affects up to 25% of active individuals (Molgaard et al., 2017).  PFP can......

How to choose the correct running shoe?

With so many different types, brands and models of running shoes it can be a difficult task choosing the correct shoe that suits your foot function to help prevent overuse injuries.  Throw in brand marketing, shoe store sales staff, footwear professionals, magazines, books, internet blogs,......

Help….. I have Shin Splints!!! – by Sports Podiatrist Neal Liu

You may have been told you have shin splints or know someone who has shin splints, however this can be slightly misleading. The term shin splints has be coined (and banded around) to encompass a number of issues around the lower leg, and have been......

What is a Plantar Plate tear?

A plantar plate tear is a common running injury of the forefoot which is caused by repetitive overload such as increasing running load too quickly training for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.  The plantar plate is a ligament that is situated on the underside of......