Podcast #140: Running, hallux amputation, building deeper gait concepts.


hallux amputation, achilles tendon, achilles tendinopathy, rehab achilles, bursae, marathons, vapourfly, shoes, shoe fit, gait, gait problems, gait correction, gait retraining, running, foot strike, heel strike, midfoot strike, rearfoot strike, heel strike, loading responses, gait rehab, muscle strength, isotonics

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Topics and links:

The tendinopathic Achilles tendon does not remain iso-volumetric upon repeated loading: insights from 3D ultrasound. Nuri L, et al. J Exp Biol. 2017.


Good tip to decrease loading and help decrease injury risk in runners: See study by Chan et al.:

Vapourfly shoe

Men’s marathon:

fun facts:

Foot strike patterns of the World Championships Marathon:
Women’s race:
73% rearfoot, 24% midfoot, 3% forefoot
Men’s race:
67% rearfoot, 30% midfoot, 3% forefoot

Foot structure and stiffness is critical

Tendons can change
Progressive calf strength training led to increased achilles stiffness @ 4 weeks & increased tendon cross sectional area @ 8 weeks

Bursae can thicken painlessly as a normal adaption to activity... just like skin calluses!

Between 63-72% of participants were wearing incorrectly sized footwear. review of the literature here from @LTPodiatry team:

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running -- from the Science of Us