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    Can Strengthening The Abductor Hallucis Muscle Help Prevent Overuse Injuries?

Can Strengthening The Abductor Hallucis Muscle Help Prevent Overuse Injuries?

What follows is my blog post which appeared this morning at www.podiatrytoday.com.   I have also prepared a more descriptive version which I will post shortly including pictures which better portrays what happens to the foot as this muscle become stronger.  This may help clarify to those who do not understand or question my case study presented several weeks ago.

-Dr. Nick

We commonly overlook the abductor hallucis muscle in the foot and rarely does it even […]

Good luck to those running The Boston Marathon.

I had prepared a post for today to respond to those who had questions about the case study I had posted but today is about Boston. Good luck runners!!! Run safe!

Here’s a great inspirational video someone shared with me.

Dr. Nick

Knee Pain From Running. Runner’s Knee.

Below is a guest post from Physical Therapist Timothy Shanor where he shares some insight on common causes of knee pain from running. I will be following this post with some others on knee pain as well as some information on the injuries that all the readers have voted on in the survey box off to the right. Thanks for reading Dr. Nick’s Running Blog! There is some great info coming this running season!!

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    Two year long case study demonstrating an increase in arch height from running in minimalist shoes.

Two year long case study demonstrating an increase in arch height from running in minimalist shoes.

The debate is ongoing as to the use of minimalist shoes and running barefoot. Few studies have been done and there are so many variables to control which makes these existing studies practically irrelevant. To see the true effects of what happens to our foot by removing the external support from a traditional motion control running shoe, it takes time. Years actually. I would like to share an example of a runner who had […]

How to select a running shoe.

On March 31, 2014, the American College of Sports Medicine released this paper/brochure discussing what to look for in a running shoe.
The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
If you read any of my […]

Runners create injuries, not shoes.

Here’s an article published in Outside Magazine that reveals how shoes do not create injuries, runners create their own injury.  I’ve been interviewed several times by Outside Magazine and they’ve been open to discussion on how shoes don’t make much of a difference. I spent hours with a particular journalist who then never mentioned my comments. 6 months later I was then featured in a column that Men’s Health did on running as seen […]

Kara Goucher drops Nike sponsorship to join Oiselle

Recently published article in Runner’s World discusses how athletes are leaving shoe based sponsorships for other contracts.

Goucher Deal Could Signal Shift in Sponsorships Elite athletes may move away from contracts with just a shoe company.
By Matt McCue
March 28, 2014

Spring 2014 Running Shoe Lineup: Proof of a change in the trends of shoe construct

I haven’t had many interesting posts lately given my involvement with work, conferences, and boards. Here’s some info on what’s happening to the construct of running shoes and why we are seeing what is being produced now. We no longer fit shoes according to what type of arch you have, and we are beginning to put less emphasis on the concept of overpronation.
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For starters, the shoe industry […]

Transitioning to a Minimalist Running Shoe

Two and a half years ago, I released a in interactive textbook for the iPad that was titled Running in a Minimalist shoe. We had a lot of fun making it and the goal was for readers of all ages as well as runners of every level to be able to read it and watch the videos and learn something.

This was at a time when many runners still had questions about minimalist running […]

TODAY ONLY: 60% Off Reebok Shapewear

The hottest sales expire as quick as they come, so you had better jump on this one fast. Just for today (3/24) Reebok is offering 60% off on all Shapewear items for women! Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to update your workout wear for the spring!