‘Overpronation’ and achilles tendon blood flow

Those who have done one of my Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camps know the dilemma I have of about the pathomechanical link between foot biomechanics and load in the Achilles tendon, and the speculation that it’s potentially a joint moment issue at the subtalar joint and not the ankle joint. Having said that, this new study […]

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Barefoot Running and ‘Overpronation’

I previously noted that some barefoot runners claim that the height of the arch of their feet increased after taking up barefoot running; others claim no change and, much to their dismay, some even have reported a decrease in their arch height. Some have documented changes in arch shape with photographs, and others have faked […]

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Monday morning laugh

Not any evidence based review or anything like that today. Remember all the propaganda, rhetoric and vitriol about heel striking being evil? I will just leave this Rio Marathon Facebook comment here: As always, I go where the evidence takes me until convinced otherwise ….and a Facebook comment is not evidence, but I think we […]

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Running Economy and Foot Strike Pattern

When I first caught the title of this ‘study’ my initial reaction was add it to the massive pile of backlogged articles that I need to comment on! I have litigated the running economy and foot strike and shoe type enough times: here,  here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here). However, this ‘study’ was different as it […]

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Why do so many just make stuff up for?

Short rant today. In the genre that I follow and write about often, one does get increasingly frustrated by misinformation, misquoting, misusing, misunderstanding and outright lies about research. I have commented so many times about people just making stuff up and wishing it was true (the wishful thinking fallacy). Not a day goes by in […]

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Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk

This is not a new study and I did comment on it almost two years ago when the results were first available. What is new is that it was finally published in full today: Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk Among United States Army Soldiers Tyson Greir, MS, Michelle Canham-Chervak, PhD, MPH, Timothy Bushman, MS, […]

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Impact Related Factors and Running Injury

I have blogged before (Just How Significant are Heel Impacts at Causing Injury When Running?) and repeatedly commented that the evidence that links impact related factors to running injuries is far from compelling. I am not saying they don’t, it is just that the evidence supporting the link is not strong (and one study has […]

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Intrinsic Muscle Strength in Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is something I have frequently blogged about. Plantar fasciitis is very common. I beleive plantar fasciitis is generally badly managed with a lot of snake oil being touted for it and a lot of one size fits all approaches to treatment from one hit wonders. At any one time, if you had a […]

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