Running

Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

Even Taking Care of Minor Injuries is So Important! Summer sports are in full swing, but with summer sports often come summer sports injuries. Caring for foot and ankle injuries correctly is incredibly important, especially if you are trying to get back on your feet for the fall sports that are right around the corner.…

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5 Tips to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Tips to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

  As the weather has gotten warmer, outdoor running season has kicked in to full swing. No more dusty gyms and noisy treadmills- just you, your feet, and the open road. The start of this new running season also means that you should probably invest in new running shoes. You want to make sure you…

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Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

By Dr. Amy Barko / June 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

A plantar plate tear means that you have damaged a strong ligament on the ball of the foot that supports and provides stability to the toe. This ligament prevents your toe from over-extending. The tear can technically be on any of the toes, but it’s many times found on the second toe. This injury is…

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3 Simple Ankle Exercises to Improve Your Balance

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 17, 2016 / Comments Off on 3 Simple Ankle Exercises to Improve Your Balance

You are walking in the yard to play with your children or grandchildren and, then, all of a sudden, you step into a hole and lose your balance. In this situation, your body naturally reacts to what is happening to it. This is called the righting reflex. It corrects the orientation of the body when it is taken…

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Listen To Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Listen To Your Feet

Are you missing the spring in your step this season? If so, don’t worry. We’ll help you put your best foot forward. Now that spring weather is ramping up, many of you will be getting out and getting active. With all of this new physical activity, have you taken the time to see how your…

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Famously, or Infamously, Insured Feet!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Famously, or Infamously, Insured Feet!

Do your feet have a price? Buying insurance for the possessions we value most is common practice for those of us who want to protect our most important assets, but how many of us value our own feet enough to take out a policy on them? Some famous athletes and performers depend on their feet…

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Don’t Be Wild, Treat Your Feet With Care

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Don’t Be Wild, Treat Your Feet With Care

Imagine, if you will, taking off your shoes to find that your feet are swollen, blistered, bloodied, and have lost multiple toenails. This became a daily reality for Cheryl Strayed. The bestselling author recounted the state of her feet in her first-person, true-life memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Not…

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Katniss Everdeen Is Pigeon Toed?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Katniss Everdeen Is Pigeon Toed?

Katniss Everdeen may be the fastest, most athletic action star in movies that’s not a comic book character with super powers. In a recent interview on Good Morning America, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she is pigeon-toed. Training for her role in The Hunger Games required intense physical activity, especially cardio. While Jen says that she…

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Foam Rolling 101

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Foam Rolling 101

Once upon a time our bodies were young, flexible and we felt invincible… However, if you’re like most of us, you have aged and your once-spry muscles or more prone to injuries, aches and pains. In order to help your muscles and avoid the not-so-pleasurable pains and aches that come in adulthood, we recommend you…

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How Do Runners Cope With Achilles Tendinitis?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 20, 2014 / Comments Off on How Do Runners Cope With Achilles Tendinitis?

With warmer weather finally upon us, we are throwing on our tennis shoes and going outside for longer runs in the sunshine. Hitting the pavement with the air under your feet is a great feeling when you’re a runner, but there are a few issues we must keep in mind when it comes to running…take…

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