Sports Medicine

How long do running shoes last?

They never seem to last long enough. There is no set distance or time that good running shoes should last and there is no good evidence on how long they should last. Every runner is going to be different in how their shoes wear on them and the...

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What shoes should I wear for archery?

Archery is a sport that need a lot of skill and a lots of concentration. The last thing that an archer needs is pain or discomfort in their feet to distract them. They also do not want shoes that are unstable and causing too much excursion of the...

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How to transition to minimalist running shoes?

Firstly, why? If you do want to transition from wearing the traditional type of running shoes to the more minimalist running shoes, then make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Don’t do it for the hype and marketing and all the...

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What is medial tibial stress syndrome?

Medial tibial stress syndrome is an overuse injury that is common in runners. The pain from this is usually felt when you run the finger and press hard down the inside of the tibial bone. The actual pathology is unclear as it probably varies from...

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Who should wear maximalist running shoes?

Maximalist running shoes are those running shoes that are super cushioned and have a large stack height with plenty of midsole material. Who should wear them? Anyone who feels like running in them. Despite the fanatical fan boys who liked to promote...

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How to treat a calcaneal stress fracture?

There is only one way to treat a calcaneal stress fracture and that is to get off it. You have to rest, you have to stop running or stop what ever activity you were doing that caused the stress fracture. If its really painful, you may even need to...

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How long for a calcaneal stress fracture to heal?

Calcaneal stress fractures can take a while to get back to full activity – count on it taking months and not weeks. To start with you are probably going to need up to 2-3 weeks without any or very reduced weightbearing activity for the initial...

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