Injury23rd of January 2018

Do orthoses have a role in the treatment of Patellofemoral pain in runners?

Quite a controversial question, and one being loudly debated at present. It just goes to underline my philosophy, "look up and look down to fix the bit in the middle"! but back to the question, is it appropriate to use orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain, and, do they work?

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Injury17th of January 2018

Is it excessive pronation, or, a lack of pronation control?

With all the palaver being written and spoken in relation to foot pronation, it might be time to try to get a better handle on exactly what it is we are discussing. I think it is crystal clear that we cannot accurately define the term "overpronation'", so we should stop using it, but what else might we be dealing with??

Injury15th of January 2018

Is there ANY point to mixed intervention studies?

I am tempted to make this the world's shortest blog and simply say.. NO! But... let's take a deep breathe and analyse a very recent paper that is a shining example of everything that is wrong with this type of study..

Injury8th of January 2018

Plantaris as a cause of midsubstance Achilles tendon pain.

This is REALLY worth considering when you assess midsubstance Achilles tendinopathy. New imaging technology, specifically Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation or UTC, may help to clarify the diagnosis.

Injury19th of December 2017

Cuboid syndrome - is it real?

I recently viewed with interest a Facebook video posting asserting that Cuboid Syndrome was an inappropriate name and that calling it such was akin to using the term metatarsalgia, one of my pet hates. There are certainly issues with how we view this condition, but does it really exist, and if so, what is it? And ....what should we call it

Injury6th of December 2017

When Achilles tendon rupture puts the knee at risk!

So, the ankle bone is connected to the.... knee bone, right? But how many of us are able to bust out of our traditional anatomical learning patterns and actually think about cause and effect?

Injury13th of November 2017

A discussion on all things running: Part 2

In this, the second of this two-part series, we take a look at the effect of biomechanics on injury, and try to get an answer to the question of questions.. IS there a link?

Injury8th of November 2017

A discussion on all things running. Part 1

The age-old question, is it fatigue that alters running biomechanics and causes injury? Or is it altered biomechanics that contributes to fatigue and leads to injury? Let's have a crack at trying to get an answer. PArt 1 of a 2 part series.

Injury16th of October 2017

Have you ever wondered if supplements really work for Osteoarthritis?

Well, I definitely have, and have viewed them with suspicion (whilst occasionally trying them myself!!)

Injury21st of June 2017

Pronation and running shoes: Time to conclude neither is important?

Delving through some archived pages, I found this, and it is interesting how in the space of a couple of years, we finally seem to be drilling down on a couple of important issues. That said, should we really be shifting away from the concept that "pronation" is at all important in terms of injury. And, where does footwear fit in? Read on..

Injury12th of June 2017

Foam Rolling, Tennis balls and self massage: Witchcraft or Science?

Do you recommend foam rolling or using a tennis ball to "release" those trigger points? Is there any evidence to support this practice, and how useful is it really to "stretch" a structure that does not stretch, for example, the ITB?

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