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Ten Laws (and Myths) of Running Injuries Jan 2nd, 2021

Law 1 - Injuries are not an act of God. Sport injuries fall into two categories: Intrinsic and Extrinsic risk factors. Running injuries are all classified as Intrinsic. Intrinsic risk factors: Previous injuries- may signal repeated errors in training or technique Level of conditioning - strength + conditioning Abnormal Biomechanics...

When Heel pain is not in the Heel: Plantar fasciitis or Tarsal Tunnel? Jan 1st, 2021

The literature on heel pain consistently notes that about 85 percent of the cases will respond to conservative care. When it comes to unresponsive cases, one should consider the possibility of tarsal tunnel or the entrapment of one or more of the nerves in this region prior to proceeding with...

When Heel Pain Fails to "Heal" Jan 1st, 2021

I have been in practice for more than 35 years and plantar fasciitis (heel pain) is the most common complaint that walks into my office. The greatest contributor to heel pain is plantar fasciitis, an injury to the fascial band that attaches to the heel bone. Early onset plantar fasciitis...