How many pairs of running shoes do you own?

How many pairs of running shoes do you own? I have a front porch full of running shoes of various kinds and various states of wear and tear which I use for different types of running. I have lost count of how many exactly but my wife will probably say too many! It really depends…

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Stress Fractures – The Facts

Stress fractures – The facts Stress fractures occur when there is a small hairline crack in the bone, usually in the lower limb. Common sites are the foot and shin, or tibia. Unlike common fractures, which are caused by a sudden impact, stress fractures are caused by overuse and are therefore most common in athletes…

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Will a running analysis help me to avoid injury?

We all move differently. Biological variation is the norm and varying movement and posture protects our bodies from repetitive strain over time. Running, however, is a repetitive activity involving high impact forces through the musculoskeletal system over varying distances. This is particularly the case when running on roads or pavements where there is little variety…

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 Why do I keep getting the same running injury?

A jogger walking along a sunny country road

  As if getting a running injury is not frustrating enough, the research evidence tells us that you are much more likely to get the same injury again in the future. Why is this? When we suffer a running related injury such as an Achilles tendinopathy, the injured structure goes through cellular changes as part…

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When is it ok to return to running after an injury?

A runner jumping in a grassy field

Dealing with running injuries as I do on a regular basis, one of the questions I most commonly get asked by runners is ‘when can I return to running?’ I know as a runner that, when you get injured, you have mixed feelings. On the one hand you obviously want to get back to running…

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