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Every year, countless runners are sidelined from plaguing and often chronic injuries. The constant repetitive pounding only compounds the problem. And since most runners are completely bananas about running, taking a prolonged hiatus from the activity is unlikely.
So, what’s the solution? It’s often a multi-faceted approach. Rest, ice, eating non-inflammatory foods, proper stretching and warm-ups and a healthy dose of medical wisdom from your Doctor. All important factors on the path to recovery. But, you also need support. Having the right support under your foot will allow your injury to heal, while helping to prevent further damage. To find out more about a specific injury that is plaguing you click the link below:
Runner’s World agrees that plantar fasciitis can ‘also be caused by biomechanic issues like excessive pronation,’ and they recommend orthotic inserts as a treatment option, among other things.
The ALPHA Foot Medic was designed by multi-marathoner and Certified Pedorthist Ricky Wyatt, to support and guide the foot into proper alignment. In his practice, he saw countless patients with running injuries that were dreading going under the knife and he sought to find a solution that was more effective and less costly than custom orthotics.
Being active, the smell of fresh air and the feeling of freedom and possibility. Nothing stops an experience like this in its tracks like an unexpected injury. While many hiking related injuries are not always avoidable, you can mitigate the risk by properly preparing.
Cycling is a relatively low impact sport. While it is not without its hurdles and injuries, cyclists are less prone to repetitive motion impact forces than other sports. However, keeping your foot aligned and proper weight distribution can make you a more efficient rider. And as each cyclist knows, every pedal counts.
A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) saw that while HIFT exercises did not see any statistical increases in injury rates from traditional exercise regimens, there were some common injuries that functional training participants suffered from, including: ANKLE, KNEE, and BACK injuries.