When Custom Orthotics Do More Harm Than Good

When Your Custom Orthotics Do More Harm Than Good

 

A couple of years ago, an ultra runner came in with pain in his foot. Pain that he had been dealing with for quite some time.  Even though he had enough knowledge to know that it didn’t make a lot of sense to artificially support his painful feet with a pair of custom orthotics, like so many other people that find themselves in pain, he was still searching.  

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Plantar Fasciitis Has Very Little To Do With Your Foot

Regardless of what the experts have told you, plantar fasciitis is very rarely about your foot.

 

Like so many other running-related injuries, the reason you are left managing all of the things that go along with plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) comes down to the same things.

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Stretching Is Not Improving Your Ability To Perform

Stretching Is Not Improving Your Ability To Perform

 

Not too long ago, I called upon a student that had raised her hand in class.  The question that followed went something like this, “When I work on my client in the massage therapy clinic, her muscle feels tight.  If you’re saying that it’s not tight, how would you explain what I think I’m feeling?”

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Plantar Fasciitis: Much More Than What Fits Your Feet

Plantar Fasciitis:  Much More Than What Fits Your Feet

 

In order for a ball to come into the strike zone at upwards of 90 mph, there has to be much more to a pitcher’s delivery than just a strong arm.  Or even a longer arm that has the potential for more leverage (i.e., whip).

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Fitting Running Shoes: Pseudoscience that Hurts

Fitting Running Shoes:  Pseudoscience that Hurts

 

If I had to guess, I would say the lady that was crying right in front of me was no more than 34 years old.  Up until now, she had been in this Luke’s Locker to be fitted for the same neutral running shoe year after year.

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