‘Minimal’ shoes may reduce running injuries

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A new study by the University of Exeter explores the idea that runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel put significantly less demand on their bodies, new research suggests.   Researchers compared how quickly the force acts when runners’ feet hit the ground… Read more »

WellsBeing Technique

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Bumped into a chap called Hector Wells recently at the Notts County FC Medical Conference who was promoting an interesting new technique called the WellsBeing Technique that seemed to create a lot of interest. It’s all to do with electrical charges in the body and maximising the influence of the charge generated from bone-connective tissues…. Read more »

Osgood Schlatter Disease

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Most common in children who are involved in sports which involve running & explosive changes in direction. Due to ‘growth plates,’ made of cartilage (which is less tough than bone), which naturally form at the ends of long bones in the arms & the legs, but can become irritated or stressed.   What are the symptoms & causes? pain… Read more »

Sever’s Disease

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A condition that affects children between the ages of 10 and 13 years, characterised by pain in one or both heels while walking. An overuse syndrome in which the growth plate of the heel can become slightly displaced, causing pain.   Symptoms & causes: some children are more prone to this than others. A pre-disposition combined with sport, especially… Read more »