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Podiatrist Dr. Lee Firestone says that runners, in trying to “get the miles in,” can overdo it. “The ratio of the long run — the weekend run — should never be more than half of the total mileage for the week,” Firestone says. This means that if your mileage goal for the week is 20, you should do no more than 10 on the weekend.
 
Dr. Lee Firestone
 
 
And in terms of upping the weekly distance and workload, that should be done over time. Firestone says: no more than a 10 percent increase in total distance per week. “The bones get stronger when we walk and run, as do muscles and tendons,” Firestone says. “But we have to let them adapt gradually.”
 
Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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Analyzing the roll of the foot remains standard practice among fitness and medical professionals in the belief it will lead to a better shoe fit and fewer injuries. "When it comes to shoe choice, the amount of pronation control is extremely important," said Dr. Jane Andersen, a podiatrist in private practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. "Some people need more than others. It can cause a lot of problems if you have the wrong one."

Dr. Jane Andersen

Andersen, a runner herself, and past president of the American Association for Women Podiatrists, said the number one  cause of the overuse injuries she sees, from stress fractures to tendonitis to plantar fasciitis (heel pain), is shoes that are worn out or the wrong fit.

Source:  Dorene Internicola, Reuters

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So what makes heels so unhealthy? The answer is a no-brainer for Dr. Hartley Miltchin: “Humans were meant to walk flat on their two feet. Anything that changes this dynamic can create chaos, due to an instability in foot function and misalignment of the structures above. When we walk flat, 50 per cent of our body weight rests on our heel and the other 50 per cent rests on the ball of the foot.” 

But when wearing heels, even as low as two inches, a paradigm shift of our body weight occurs. Ten per cent of our body weight transfers to our heels, while the remaining majority of our weight, 90 per cent, is left teetering on the ball of the foot. Wearing heels becomes equivalent to standing on your tippy toes! 
 
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Podiatrists are warning against wearing flip-flops as your permanent pair of shoes as they could be costing you your health. Podiatrist Jemma Riddiford said, particularly in the summer months, podiatrists such as herself recognized the temptation to wear thongs full-time. "If you're going to be doing any extended periods of standing or walking, it's better to wear a stronger pair of shoes that will support the feet," she said.
 
Jemma Riddiford 
 
 
"The more supported and enclosed the feet are, the less prone you are to developing overuse conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and the like. There's also less chance of sustaining injuries from the elements, and corns, callus, and cracks growing. It's all about being sensible and protecting the feet."
 
Source: Tony Martin, Daily Mercury News
 
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Sever's disease commonly occurs during growth spurts (typically affecting nine to 12-year-olds), when the heel bone over-pulls the Achilles tendon, which then puts pressure on the growth plate bone in the middle of the foot. "It is aggravated by ill-fitting school shoes, such as ballet pumps and flat baseball shoes, - often noticeable when children wear new shoes in September," says Emma Supple, of the College of Podiatry.

Emma Supple

"It's worse in winter when children are on wet ground and their heels sink in, so the tendon pulls harder to get back into place." Children with the condition find it painful when their heels are squeezed - but GPs wrongly diagnose it as plantar fasciitis (when tissue on the sole of the foot becomes inflamed), which only affects adults, she says.

Source: Cara Lee, Daily Mail  

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