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