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Big Toe Tendonitis?

Started by Carl d Apr 26, 2020. 0 Replies

Has anyone dealt with tendonitis in the big toe joint and found a way to address it?I'm still able to run on it, but it has been an ongoing issue and I think the weakness/inflexibility might be what…Continue

Foot Injury - Outside Mid foot.

Started by Francis Flynn. Last reply by Francis Flynn Apr 1, 2016. 1 Reply

AllI have a new foot injury, not that I get injured that often. I do suffer from Plantar Fasciitis I have had it in both feet and manage the onset well now. Last week while on day one of week eight…Continue

What is the best way to resume training program?

Started by Joe Theys Sep 20, 2015. 0 Replies

I'm about half way through an 18 week marathon training program. Everything has been going perfectly, but last weekend I was struck down with tendonitis on the top of my right foot, after finishing…Continue

Migraine after training

Started by Amy Openshaw. Last reply by Amy Openshaw Aug 8, 2015. 4 Replies

Hello everyoneI was wondering, does anyone have any experience of migraines after running, and more specifically how to minimise them?I have been running (at a VERY amateur level) for around 12…Continue

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Comment by Caroline Dolores Newton on September 9, 2014 at 10:34am

Comment by Phillip Tailby on February 18, 2014 at 8:16am

I'm starting the strength training as I'm just getting over my second bout of plantar facilitus in 2 years.  Have been rolling a golf ball under my feet and stretching my calves plenty - any more advice to help recovery and prevent this injury in the future??

Comment by Lori Enlow on November 8, 2013 at 11:39am
I just did an article on stress be interested to see what eric says...but I'll attach my rough draft I am still working on.
Comment by Karen Blackert on November 8, 2013 at 5:49am

Any thoughts on the 10% rule? I'm coming back from a stress fracture in my foot this summer. I was running 30-40 miles a week before injury. It will take me forever to get back up to that mileage if I follow the 10% rule. (ok, it won't take forever, just much longer than I want it to, which feels like forever!) :)

Comment by barefoot vince on September 22, 2013 at 5:50am
Thanks Eric
What do you recommend for an effective calf stretch, I usually just do that standard lunge stretch or use a towel to pull back on the ball of my foot white seated- is this good enough?
Comment by Eric Orton on September 21, 2013 at 8:30am
Vince keep in mind that it is the heel fascia that you want to stretch and many times the calf is to tight to allow the stretch to reach the heel, at first. So in stretching the calf, look to get a stretch in the heel. It is this burning stretch you want.
Comment by barefoot vince on September 21, 2013 at 4:23am
Thanks eric, I have been working the calf with massage and stretching ( but not regularly) - particularly massage along the edge of the shin, I don't notice any pain points in the calf, and I have good mobility in my ankles. I will up the massage on the calf and stretch a lot this week and see how I go. Thanks for getting back to me, I will post agin soon to let you know how I progress, I went for a very short run yesterday in my Lunas and did not experience any pain, after, I massaged my planta and did some stretching, pain was actually a bit better the next morning which was unexpected. I find the longer I am inactive, the more the pain comes on, but it is very localised in the front of the heel where the arch ends. Will post again my progress over the coming weeks,
Thanks again
Comment by Eric Orton on September 20, 2013 at 8:30am

Hey Vince - PF needs to be attacked first at your calf.  I am guessing that you might have a lot of adhesion, AKA, a knot in that calf.  See if you have a very painful spot in that calf and massage it first and then stretch the calf.

Continue this pattern of treatment for a week or so, or until you can get past the calf tightness and begin to feel a burning stretch in your heel.  Once this heel stretch is accomplished, you focus on stretch this and you should feel some immediate relief in the PF.

It will take some time to get this stretch, so be patient and do this several times per day versus once for a very long time.

Comment by barefoot vince on September 19, 2013 at 9:57pm

Thanks Lori,

Will look at the B2Rs - do they ship to Australia? - any way, will go for an easy run this afternoon in my Lunas and see how that goes, will know tomorrow when i get out of bed if i have made things worse. Will keep posting my progress for anyones interest, its getting warmer in Brisbane now so i might have a swim afterwards :)

thanks again

Comment by Lori Enlow on September 19, 2013 at 6:22pm
I am not a big fan of strapping or splinting/supports. Supports can make the structure (foot) weaker. The muscles are not activated as they would normally be when they are splinted...which feels good, but perpetuates weakness and imbalance. I too like some of the exercises in the video, but overstretching can be problematic too. I really like the B2R road shoes. Getting into these really saved me from PF. The ability to dorsiflex my great toes while running really did the trick for me. It stretches and activates the foot. I like the B2RS. Running in sandals allows that same motion. I dont like the vibrams personally, my toes actually dont move as freely as they do in the B2Rs. And the vibram soles seem really hard. A lot of people really like the vibrams, they jsut seem more restrictive than I thought they would be and are definitely more restrictive than the B2Rs.

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Big Toe Tendonitis?

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Foot Injury - Outside Mid foot.

Started by Francis Flynn. Last reply by Francis Flynn Apr 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Migraine after training

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