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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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What are the best orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis?

6 April 2011 - posted by Dr Charlie Baycroft


Plantar fasciitis
 is an injury caused by overuse (it’s especially common in runners). The injury presents as heel pain and sometime pain under the arch of the foot.

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Do orthotics help with chronic ankle instability?

2 April 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

ankle instabilityWhat is chronic ankle instability?

Chronic ankle instability is when the ankle often “gives”, causing the foot to roll outward. Typically, this instability occurs when running or walking especially on uneven terrain, though it can also occur standing still. 

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How to choose a sports orthotic

31 March 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

FS Run Dual Red Blue 3 zoomShoe orthotics are inserts that you slip into your shoe in order to correct or prevent a medical problem. About 75% of people will experience some sort of foot, leg or back problem in their lifetimes, and orthotics are used to treat many of these common problems.

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Scotland to Sahara – going the distance with Formthotics™

20 March 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

In 2011 Dr Andrew Murray ran 34 miles a day, for 78 consecutive days (that’s over 100 marathons!) to make it from John o’ Groats (Scotland) to the Sahara Desert (Africa). At the finish line he had reached a grand total of 4279.2 kilometers (2659 miles).

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