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Big Toe Joint Pain

Posted on 11 Jan 2016

A very short article from News Medical on alleviating big toe joint pain http://www.news-medical.net/news/20151208/Alleviating-big-toe-joint-pain-in-patients.aspx Essentially this states a good forefoot rocker in a shoe/runner or an over the counter prefabricated insole does alleviate some of the pain associated with the big toe and arthritis. For me I use a product that is made up of […]

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Article from Foot and Ankle Surgery about the Use of High Heels

Posted on 24 Nov 2015

I have to admit I need to do a more thorough read but on the surface this study looks at the relationship of high heels and foot deformities/disease. http://www.footanklesurgery-journal.com/article/S1268-7731%2815%2900165–4/abstract?utm_source=hootsuite This article from Foot and Ankle Surgery suggests the association of foot “problems” associated with wearing of high heels may not actually have a direct link. […]

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Trail Run October 30th..Beaudry Park

Posted on 28 Oct 2015

The local Trail Runner group in Manitoba is organizing what looks to be a fun event…check it out..http://trailrunmanitoba.com/2015-beaudry-throw-down/ I would suggest if going..go with friends weather forecast seems to be fine https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/mb-38_metric_e.html Kirk Cook C. Ped ©

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SOLE Slide On’s

Posted on 26 Oct 2015

Fall is really here and winter is on it’s way. The transition out of Flip Flops and into boots will happen soon..actually should have happened already. But a suggestion instead of using slippers, socks, barefeet or for some runners around the house try SOLE Slide On’s https://secure.yoursole.com/ca/mens/footwear/sport-slides/color_Raven/   These Slide On’s use SOLE’s footbed and […]

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Article on the “Conservative Care Options For Lesser MPJ Instability” for the Athlete

Posted on 18 Oct 2015

An article on the lesser metatarsal phalangeal joint instability out of Podiatry Today http://www.podiatrytoday.com/conservative-care-options-lesser-mpj-instability-athlete Good article they talk a bit about footwear and show what looks like to be a picture of the Hoka runner but that was to just demonstrate the use of a forefoot rocker which seems appropriate but I am not sure one […]

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Shod vs Barefoot

Posted on 13 Sep 2015

A pretty good article looking at the research coming in for injuries related to shod and barefoot runners. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/barefoot-vs-shod-running-its-a-dead-heat/article26180292/ Takeaway.…that injury rate seems to be similar but the barefoot runners tend to run about half as much as the shod runners with the same rate of injury. It appears the barefoot runners self select to […]

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