‘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 »

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 »