Running with Heel Pain

Heel pain can be extremely frustrating for a runner. Symptoms typically present on rising in the morning, or after sitting for periods of time. Often sore at the start of a run but can improve when warm. There is the fear that running can worsen the condition. A...

Achilles pain – Rest or Run?

Achilles Tendinopathy (as it’s called these days – not tendinitis) is a very common running injury, probably the most common we see in the clinic.  Symptoms can vary but typically sufferers experience stiffness upon waking in the morning. They feel tight and sore and...

Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

I’ve done a fair amount of running over the years, mainly Half Marathons and shorter. This was my first real crack at a Marathon and I chose Melbourne. What have I learnt? So much. Firstly; Running is Awesome The ‘runners high’ achieved from each session is awesome....

Kids Shoes–Most advice out there is bad advice

Most of the advice you hear on kids shoes is wrong You hear it all the time from some professional shoe retailers and health professionals, particularly during the January back to school period.   “We should protect our children’s feet with supportive shoes”...

Shoe Strategy by a local 100K per week runner

Introduction I’m Michael – an Inner West local regularly spotted plodding in the Bay Run area along with the Running Science community. I maintain 100ks per week and have completed my fair share of fun runs up to the full distance. Having been uninjured for 4 years,...

Plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? A painful inflammatory condition caused by tissue damage of the plantar fascia, which is a band of connective tissue running from under the heel to the front of the foot. Symptoms? The pain is usually first felt underneath the heel Sharp...
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