I’ve Switched to Barefoot Shoes… Do I Need Correct Toes Too?

Back in the late 2000s, a barefoot running renaissance started to emerge. Runners and active folks of all types were intrigued by Vibram FiveFinger “toe shoes” (introduced in 2005) and inspired by Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run (published in 2009). Both encouraged the public that running barefoot—or at least running in barefoot-mimicking shoes—would strengthen the feet and … Continue reading...
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R.I.C.E. is Wrong: Healing Injuries | By Dr. Andrew Wojciechowski, ND

The RICE protocol — Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation — has been the most popular treatment method for acute musculoskeletal injuries since Dr. Gabe Mirkin coined the term in his popular 1978 Sportsmedicine Book. Ubiquitous amongst healthcare and athletics alike, RICE works well to quickly reduce symptoms so we can get back to whatever we were … Continue reading R.I.C.E. is Wrong: Healing Injuries | By Dr. Andrew...
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Natural Foot Health Strategies for Athletes in Cleats (and basketball shoes, other specialty athletic footwear, etc.) | By Dr. Andrew Wojciechowski, ND

Athletes! Many of you have sacrificed your feet to athletic footwear for far too long. It shouldn’t have to be this way. Sport-specific footwear is often full of the latest and greatest technology, designed to help protect the foot while enhancing athletic performance—yet basic human anatomy is ignored. There are virtually zero options for foot-shaped … Continue reading Natural Foot Health Strategies for Athletes in Cleats...
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A Closer Look At Shin Splints | By Dr. Andrew Wojciechowski, ND

SHIN SPLINTS Shin splints, sometimes called medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or tibial periostitis/fasciitis, are one of the most common lower leg injuries seen in athletics. Shin splint pain typically radiates along the medial and posterior edges of the shin bone (tibia) and is often associated with a sudden significant increase in activity, such as … Continue reading A Closer Look At Shin Splints | By Dr. Andrew...
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