Many people cannot imagine running, playing any sport or merely walking without an ankle brace.
Why is that so?
If you ever had a foot injury or suffered from plantar fasciitis, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, or any other foot problem, you know that the pain can be excruciating.
You know I’m a passionate runner, and since I’ve dealt with various foot problems over the years, ankle braces became my best friends.
I’ve tried different types and brands until I’ve found the right one for me. You should do the same.
Don’t worry if you have no idea where to start. You are not alone in this.
I will be your guide.
I will explain the most common ankle brace types and present you the best models on the market.
Finally, I will tell you which model is my personal favorite, but don’t feel obligated to agree with my choice. Explore different options and see what works for you.
High-arched foot, otherwise known as cavus foot, is the bending of the arch of your foot, so that the high position is fixed and permanently affects your stature, walking, and, ultimately, running and athletic lifestyle (for some, maybe the least important area, but to me, the most important one).
It is not that rare as some people may think, although it does occur less often than flatfoot (or a fallen arch) - the opposite condition, when the arch is low.
However, it can be equally painful and difficult to deal with, as your mid-feet does not carry enough weight, and the other parts (heel and ball) of your feet are overloaded with pressure. Your ankles are not spared from the pain too, because additional pressure is put on them.
For that reason, you may experience agonizing pain, or even instability and difficulty walking, and high arches can result in some other conditions, such as muscular dystrophy (because of the imbalance), metatarsalgia, calluses, plantar fasciitis, or ankle sprain.
If this is the case with you, don’t despair, as I’m here to help to answer your burning question: how to fix high arches and alleviate your pain?
Rest assured that you’ll find your solution in the next few paragraphs.
Before that, we’ll briefly go through the symptoms and things you should know before you decide which method to go for.
Trail running seems to be getting more and more popular, and an increasing number of people are moving their jogging routes from the streets to the mountains.
This is, of course, great because it’s a wonderful opportunity to get some exercise while enjoying the soothing, natural surroundings.
However, many of these folks often encounter a health problem called peroneal tendonitis, due to running on steep and uneven surfaces.
This condition can be quite painful and can leave a runner unable to perform the favorite physical activity.
Fortunately, this injury is treatable, and one can prevent its recurrence with a good set of shoes.
In today’s article, I will be reviewing some of the best running shoes for peroneal tendonitis, and present some useful information to help you choose the appropriate model as well.
As a physically active person, you might think of yourself as someone who is used to feeling pain. Pain means progress; it means that you are on the right track, right?
Be that as it may, what happens when the pain stops translating into progress? What happens when pain actually signifies that something is wrong?
If you engage in athletic activities on a day to day basis, then you are no stranger to sprained toes. Even if it is a common sports injury, a sprained toe can also befall just about anyone.
A common injury such as this one is doesn’t favor one group of physically active people over another - basically, everyone is prone to it.
With this being said, people ranging from professional athletes or fitness enthusiasts are just as susceptible to suffering from a sprained toe as the next average person.
You might consider a sprained toe to be something unimportant and even minor, but essentially it is quite a serious matter.
A sprained toe can put both a substantial dent in a professional athlete’s career, and it can also basically prove itself as a cause of numerous yet serious setbacks in everyone’s daily routines, no matter if they pertain to physical activities or simply walking.
If you want to learn how to deal with a sprained toe properly, and of course, to find out how to maximize your efforts in taking care of it, please continue reading this article.
First time I saw a bunion on someone else’s foot, I freaked out!
What is that and how do they put their shoes on?
Years later, I am dealing with the same problem, and when I try to wear my regular shoes, I still wonder, how do I put these on without pain?
That is why I decided to purchase running shoes for bunions. My search for the best ones wasn't easy, but once I started wearing them, it changed my life. I can run, walk, jump, exercise, all without any pain.
If you are struggling with bunions as well, keep reading, and I will teach you how to find the right running shoe for yourself and which models to check first.