Now that the warmer months are approaching, it’s not uncommon for people to either start running or increase their weekly running volume and/or frequency. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced runner looking for the ‘runners high’ or a beginner looking for a healthier lifestyle, there are a few tricks to reducing your risk of getting a running related injury (RRI).
A question that a podiatrist will often be asked when suggesting to patients that orthotic therapy will help alleviate their musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and discomfort, is “Will the orthotics make my feet weak?”
Sever's disease blog article
There are a number of causes of heel pain in the young athletic population with the most common being calcaneal apophysitis (also known as Sever’s disease or Sever’s type pain). Sever first reported calcaneal apophysitis in 1912 as an inflammation of the apophysis, causing discomfort to the heel, mild swelling and difficulty walking in growing children.