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Symptoms and causes of 3 common running injuries

25 May 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

If you suffer from recurring overuse injuries, you may be well accustomed to how to treat the symptoms.  However, you may not know as much about how to treat the causes of common running injuries.

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Common questions about Plantar Fasciitis

11 May 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an injury to the tendon (the plantar fascia) which is a band of fibrous tissue which supports the arch. This tendon is flexible but not elastic. When it becomes inflamed at its attachment to the heel bone this results in pain on the bottom of the heel and sometimes also under the arch of the foot. The pain is often described as feeling “like a stone bruise”. It’s on set is usually gradual and it is often worst in the morning or after sitting for long periods. 

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The importance of size and insoles for ski boots

2 May 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

ski boot insolesAs every skier knows, a good ski boot can make a huge difference in your comfort and performance on the slopes. Those who have only ever worn ill-fitting boots know just how uncomfortable they can become after several hours of use, while those who have found their perfect boots report decreases in injuries and improvements in speed, control and comfort.

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