All high-impact workouts put strain on your feet and ankles, but Crossfit’s mix of weights, jumps, and cardio means you’re rapidly switching between activities which put very different types of pressure on your feet. Crossfit has a reputation for being dangerous, with everything from rhabdomyolisis (exercise-induced kidney failure) to retinal...
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The most common running injuries are to the muscle or tendons. Stronger muscles are less likely to tear, and will also hold the foot in place so that tendons aren’t pulled and stretched beyond their natural limit.( Source) Unless you’re unlucky enough to have a fall, injuries tend to build up over time, as the pressure you’re putting on your body...
Harder Better Faster Stronger: how to pick the right running shoe for you? There’s something exciting about slipping on a new pair of running shoes for the first time. It makes you feel more...
Orthotics is an umbrella term covering everything from blister plasters to full-leg braces. They can correct deformities, improve gait (walking style), give support, improve balance, facilitate...
All elite golfers exhibit good footwork. It is not at all controversial that the function of the foot in golf is different from almost any other activity. Weight is placed lightly on the balls of...
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“Is it normal?” must be one of the most commonly asked questions in medical history. There’s actually been surprisingly little research done on ‘normal’ feet in adults....
Nobody can 100 percent say that stretching can directly decrease the risk of injury, but most podiatrists or physiotherapists recognise stretching can have an indirect...
With the Christmas season fast approaching, do you really want the fun and joy of the holidays to be overshadowed by a crippling pain that shoots through your heels the...
The medical term for “flat feet” is “pes planus” or sometimes we just call them “fallen arches. You are considered to have flat feet when the arches that give the foot its...
Does anyone want to “cope” with a crippling pain that shoots through your heels the moment you jump out of bed? I didn’t think so. But if you find yourself struggling with...
Do you want to hit the ball longer and straighter? So are you looking to improve your golf game? Like with most problems it is best to start from the bottom up. Having good...
There’s something exciting about slipping on a new pair of running shoes for the first time. It makes you feel more confident about achieving your fitness goals, whether...
Muscle tightness is so common that people tend not to take it seriously. It’s often dismissed as a natural consequence of ageing, or an annoying problem which runs in...
Most foot conditions start in childhood – flat feet, pigeon-toed walking, even juvenile arthritis. Parents usually seek help only when they’ve noticed a problem – perhaps...
"Is it normal?” must be one of the most commonly asked questions in medical history. There’s actually been surprisingly little research done on ‘normal’ feet in adults....
When you imagine a child who goes barefoot most of the time, what do you picture? Perhaps a child growing up in a Nairobi slum or feeding the chickens on a remote farm....
Football – Stay strong to prolong your game! Injury can end your match, it can end your career before it has ever really begun. Consistency and injury prevention is vital to...