‘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 »

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 »