Sports Medicine

What Foot Orthotics for Basketball?

The foot is important in basketball and put great loads on the foot, especially with all the running, jumping, accelerating and braking and pivoting on the foot. This means that the potential for something to go wrong with the foot is high. When...

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What can cause foot pain when playing basketball?

Anything can cause foot pain when playing basketball. Just about any foot problem can be an issue when playing basketball. Basketball put great loads on the foot, especially with all the running, jumping, accelerating and braking and pivoting on the...

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What are barefoot running shoes?

Barefoot running shoes are generally considered to be those running shoes that have the most minimal design features and materials that you might as well be running barefoot. The phrase ‘barefoot running shoes’ is somewhat of an oxymoron...

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What are the best running shoes for plantar fasciitis?

This is a hard question to answer, as there is probably no right answer. There is no one best running shoe for anything. There is probably a best running shoe for each individual and that particular shoe will be different for each runner. The...

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What is the best running shoe for flat feet?

The first assumption to answer that question is the assumption that there are running shoes that are helpful for flat feet (‘overpronation‘) and those running shoes actually do what is claimed and also that something needs to be done...

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What are the best running shoes?

There is no such thing as the best running shoe and it is a shame that so many still ask for advice as to what is the best running shoe and even more disappointing is those runners who give advice as to what they think is the best running shoe when...

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What happened to the Airia One running shoe?

The Airia One was a unique and innovative running shoe that was first released in 2013. The characteristics of the shoe were a zero drop heel, massive toe spring and the midsole was thicker under the lateral forefoot. In house trials by the company...

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How did Abebe Bikila die?

Abebe Bikila was a marathon runner from Ethiopia who ran the 1960 Rome Olympic Marathon barefoot and won the gold medal. He later won the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Marathon. He became a national hero in his country and was held up by the barefoot running...

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Who is Abebe Bikila?

Abebe Bikila was an Ethiopian marathon runner who won the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon running it barefoot. He then went on to win the 1964 Tokyo Olympic marathon, this time in running shoes. Abebe Bikila passed away in 1973 at the age of 41 from...

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Why did Abebe Bikila run barefoot?

Abebe Bikila won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympics running barefoot. He was a late inclusion to the team from Ethiopia competing at the Rome Olympics and the team had run out of enough kit for them to have running shoes that...

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