The foot core is an interesting concept! We all know about the core now—a muscular system of the lumbopelvic hip complex that has been described as consisting of local stabilizers- like the multifidus and transverse abdominis muscles. These local stabilizers provide a solid base of support so the larger segments can move from a more solid base of support. The foot is very similar—small local stabilizer muscles in the foot, called intrinsic muscles, provide your stable base for the larger movements created by global movers like the calf, etc. When these muscles are weak or are not recruited well, tour support base is compromised and abnormal movement patterns of the trunk and legs can occur. This can lead to a variety of overuse lower extremity injuries. #footinjury#foottraining#physicaltherapy#physiotherapy#rehab#prehab#evidenceintraining
so the past 2 days have been hard on me physically and emotionally...😪. i rolled my ankle yesterday at practice by stepping on a ball. it was not bad at first since it's just a rolled ankle (normal for tennis players), but now it's swollen as heck and the size of a golf ball. i have to go on crutches and do ice baths/stretches everyday and super painful massages, but it's what you gotta do to get better😅. my heart is broken and i feel way out of bound not having tennis in my life for a while, but i'm trying to stay positive and keep reminding myself that it happened for a reason. it's just a way for God to test my limits because he knows i can push through👊. i'm fortunate enough to not have been injured later because our first match is thankfully next weekend so i have some time to heal🙌. i apologize for this not being a food/fitness post, but i just wanted to remind people to really take care of your body. i strongly look up to people who aren't able to do the things i do daily❤! and no matter how healthy and careful you are, something is bound to happen but that thing is most likely just there to see how strong you are. everyone is capable of overcoming anything as long as you put your heart into it 💖!! these next few days are going to test me more than ever but i can only get stronger from here on out (this girl wants anotha natty championship 🏆😉). prayers and advice are more than accepted during this time, thank y'all i appreciate you guys😊
Funny thing happened at work today... I apparently struggle with uneven pavement. 🤷🏻♀️Fell tonight before my shift at work, and ate shit... obviously, in my pseudo elderly state and the level 9 pain, I felt it prudent to book it to Urgent Care. Thankfully, nothing is broken, except my ego. Meh. Just a bad sprain... I left with instructions from the doc to ice, elevate, watch tv and eat junk food all weekend. Schmuck. This is why large people mistrust their physicians, and why most of us don’t get the basic care that we need. Fun fact: I know how large I am, I don’t need to be fat shamed because of it. What a fucking state healthcare is... now, where did I put my LaffyTaffy?! #🤷🏻♀️🙄🤬 #sprainedankle#footinjury#ithurts#grr#fatshaming#PhysiciansCare#asshole#insenstivedoctors
You know you’re winning at this parenting thing when your kids pick out wine as a gift 😬🍷 Please share any workout ideas you have that we can do until Liz doesn’t have a sausage for a 🦶 anymore! (See our bio for a link to the full video in YouTube)
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Is foot pain affecting your running, exercise, even just walking or wearing high heels, is the pain specifically in the ball of the foot?
You could be suffering from a nerve injury. Affecting more women than men, due to fashionable high heeled shoes, but more recently also due to high intensity plyometric and crossfit style training, affected by faulty biomechanics.
This is usually treated with conservative methods. Reducing nerve compression is the primary concern, so something as simple as changing to a shoe with a wider toe box is all that is needed. Orthopedics, corticosteroid shots or if those have failed, then surgery is an option.
The neuroma can sometimes develop as a result of a previous injury that's left scar tissue, causing it to bind to the nerve. Massage can be beneficial in breaking up fibrous scar tissue that is binding to the nerve. Direct pressure should be avoided to the area, but there are other forms of massage and manual therapy that are useful and effective for treating Morton's Neuroma.
With that said, it's highly recommended and in your best interest to seek medical care for proper diagnosis before starting any conservative therapy, for the purpose of ruling out any fractures, ligament tears, or other underlying medical condition.
As a Clinical Massage Therapist, with experience treating orthopedic conditions, I've successfully helped my patients relieve their pain and make a full recovery from nerve related soft tissue injuries. Following a thorough assessment, injury occurence and medical history, your recovery will consist of soft-tissue manipulation, advanced clinical massage techniques, functional movement therapy, advanced sports kinesiology taping support, and injury prevention education.
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Big shoutout to this lady right here!...
2 years ago I started struggling with cuboid syndrome in my right foot. After 3 months of weekly chiropractor visits, I was finally able to teach Zumba again, but I had to use orthopedic insoles. Then I switched to another chiropractor, @drsarahdruckman , who got my foot all healthy and strong again. I can teach all my classes and I do not need orthopedic insoles!!! Today, I forgot to bring my Zumba shoes... 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
But I was able to teach the class barefoot! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Thank you @drsarahdruckman for outstanding chiropractic care! ❤️ #chiropractor#heal#zumba#footinjury#cuboidsyndrome#takecareofyourbody#groupfitness
The cyclic nature of running, stresses certain parts of the body more then others. The feet being one of the most stressed body parts during running or jogging often tends to be one of the more commonly overlooked body parts. ⠀
Researchers have found that track athletes experience a higher rate of stress fracture of metatarsals then other athletes. This should not surprise many people seeing the feet take such a beating in track and field. ⠀
There are certain factors that put athletes at risk of feet injuries:⠀
• Foot alignment ⠀
• Arch height ⠀
Arches in the feet play a critical role in not only shock absorption but also propulsive force. ⠀
The researchers found that athletes that had a great asymmetry in arch height under load similar to running had a higher injury rate. The other main finding from the research paper was that athlete’s with poor forefoot alignment had a higher injury rate. The forefoot is the most stressed part of the foot in faster paced races. ⠀
The main take away from the research was that foot alignment played a major role in what is being stressed and what isn’t. As well has there is a optimum arch height. That arches that are to high can lead to issues and arches that are to flat can lead to other issues. ⠀
If you are experiencing any pain, get checked out by a medical professional. ⠀
Tsubasa, Brro. “Forefoot Transverse Arch Height Asymmetry Is Assocaited with Foot Injuries in Athletes Participating in College Track Events.” The Journal of Physical Therapy Science , vol. 30, 2018, pp. 978–983.⠀
⠀ #trackandfield#track#trackinjury#footinjury#sportsinjury#sportsinjuryrehab#sportsinjuryclinic#injuryrecovery#injuryprevention#injuryrehab#injurymanagement#sportschiro#dallaschiropractor#lovelacechiro ⠀
DO YOU COMPENSATE TO PROTECT AN INJURY? (You could be making it worse) .
Rainy starts don’t stop us! This client left happy, confident and felt like a lot of tension was removed from her “bad shoulder”
The benefits of using a StrideOn knee walker are numerous, unlike using traditional methods (crutches or wheelchairs). Most people who try crutches and soon realise how difficult they are to use and how stressful using them can be on their body, in particular their shoulders, back and underarms.
The StrideOn knee scooter is a revolutionary modern alternative to crutches. You will be able to carry on living a much more normal life than trying to struggle around on crutches. It supports your lower non weight bearing leg safely, keeping it out of harm's way.
In the past, people undergoing foot or ankle surgery had no choice but to stay on bed rest and limit their movement during rehabilitation as they could not bear weight on their foot as it healed. Their only choice was to use crutches or a wheelchair to get around. With a StrideOn knee scooter, you will be able to carry on doing the normal day to day things as before.
When you’re the carer but you end up being the cared for. Yesterday I fell down the step into our garden. It’s quite high and I missed my footing, my whole ankle went over, I heard a click and then fell onto the ground. I laid there in shock for 5 minutes, then I managed to crawl halfway into the house. I shouted for Rosie and luckily she heard me. I thought I was going to pass out, but did some deep breathing and then vomited. Thank god she was here. I was on my way to get my youngest children from school, Richards working 30 minutes away this week ironically, as he’s normally here. Rosie rang Rich and Rich had to ring the school to tell my 11 year old to walk my 7 year old home. What a complete and utter nightmare!! I just kept on crying, saying over and over again ‘I’m so sorry rosie’. She had to clean up my sick and help me drag myself to the sofa. She got me water and sat with me until she knew they were back from school safely. Charlotte spilt her drink approximately 5 minutes after arriving back home and Rosie had to mop it up. Guilt isn’t even the word, right then, I felt like the shittest mum on the planet. I eventually went to A&E when Rich got back and surprise surprise it’s soft tissue damage. I’d be a rich woman if I had a pound for every time an injury is soft tissue damage. So today I’m in agony, but resting it. My kids have been fantastic, although Charlotte did polish off 3 wagon wheels due to my inability to stop her. Just goes to show I’m not as indestructible as I think I am 😩 #career#footinjury#mylagicencephalomyelitis#meawareness#daughter
Hi fellow #footinjury friends. Here is a little prehab with a parralette bar to keep your hip flexors open. They tighten up quickly. No need to wait till PT to start opening them. It will improve your gait so learning to walk again is much easier. Good luck! #lisfranc#lisfrancsucks
Did 10 push ups the quickest, won a fractured foot 🦶 .
Jumped in the air with excitement and landed on the sucker just right! Let myself feel all the feels today. Sad, mad, and like I could just burst into tears. But then my husband reminded me that this is my time to shine. To show people that even with a broken foot, this girl is still going to get her workout in everyday. Modifications will be necessary, and I won’t be doing any of the hiit portion of my program, BUT I will be showing up💓
So this is your Sunday reminder that no matter what is thrown your way, you are never given something you can’t handle❣️ Grateful that this is my job. Grateful that I’ve been blessed with a career where I do what works for me. Grateful I don’t have to try and get rides to work because it’s my driving foot. And grateful that I get to show people how f^*%#^% powerful being in control of your mind can be 🙏
About to hop on the treadmill for the first time in more than two months!!! My strained plantar fascia took longer than expected to heal, but I feel like I'm ready to give it a go.
With injury - or any setback - is an opportunity to discover, learn. I wouldn't know half as much about the back and hips if I didn't suffer with it 20 years ago. Biggest takeaway from my foot trouble is that you have to treat it as part of the posterior chain. The foot connects to the Achilles heel and it to the calf to the hamstring to the glute... I've always known my right hamstring is tighter than my left and that my right glute doesn't fire as well. My injury just manifested at the foot.
That's how it works. With any injury. Back pain normally is not the result of a "bad back." Look to your hips, glutes and hamstring. Find the dysfunction, the asymmetry, the weak link FIRST. That's the only pathway to permanently eliminating your pain. Treating only the foot is a surefire way that you'll injure it again.
B-Fit. Boom! #fitness#igfitness#igfit#flexibility#stretching#core#rotation#muscles#movement#glutes#booty#hamstring#pulledmuscles#plantarfasciitis#footinjury#backpain#fms#pt#corrective#exercise#running#recovery#injuryprevention#hiit#crossfit#personaltrainer#summerbody