Category Archives: Heel Pain

Barefoot Running: How Humans Ran Comfortably and Safely Before The Invention Of Shoes

Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid “heel-striking,” and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of … Continue reading

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Runners’ Foot Injuries Could Be Due To Ill-Fitting Shoes

Loyola University Medical Center researchers conducted a first-of-its-kind study of marathon runners to determine if there is a link between foot injuries and ill-fitting shoes. Researchers surveyed runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon who sought treatment for foot … Continue reading

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Researchers Examine Causes Of Chronic Heel Pain

A doctoral student in the kinesiology department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has begun an in-depth study of a foot disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans.   Ryan Chang’s research on the biomechanics of foot muscles and connective … Continue reading

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