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The Big Toe Wins...this time by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:03am It's been a quiet blogging week with not much else happening in NE Ohio except for rain, miles, more rain, and more miles. This past week was supposed to be my biggest mileage week ever. However, a well planned "plan" doesn't always come to fruition as we all hope it would. Originally, I drafted this blog entry on Friday afternoon and I made refere ... Read on »
El Scorcho run: From good to bad to ugly by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 10:29pm First the good news: The technical shirts the race organizers gave were cool. I met Rich, the blogger from Just12Finish , (Rich picked me out of a crowd as we walked from the parking lot to the starting line: I guess I was easy to find as one of three black guys in a crowd of 400 race participants.) I also ran into Derek from Journey throu ... Read on »
NEW KICKS! by LittleMissRunshine Posted Tue 04 Jan 2011 12:00am I got my new shoes in the mail! My Brooks Defyance 3 ‘s. I ordered 2 pairs because they a closeout sale on RunningWarehouse.com . On Brooks Running Inside Scoop , it seems that a lot of the people who used to run in the earlier Defyance don’t like the 3 version, but I love them! My feet are apparentl ... Read on »
Important Information about Common Foot Problems from America’s Podiatrist Dr. Michael Nirenberg by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 2:01pm Thanks to guest author America’s PodiatristSM,  Dr. Michael Nirenberg for these great insights into some common foot pain problems.  I hope that you have healthy and happy feet, but if any of the foot problems below are an issue for you – please listen to your feet and seek medical attention if necessary.  Treatment and prevention is a whole lot ... Read on »
El Scorcho run: From good to bad to ugly by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:03am First the good news: The technical shirts the race organizers gave were cool. I met Rich, the blogger fromJust12Finish, (Rich picked me out of a crowd as we walked from the parking lot to the starting line: I guess I was easy to find as one of three black guys in a crowd of 400 race participants.) I also ran into Derek fromJourney through the Ultra ... Read on »
My new running nutrition reality: A pickle a day to keep the cramps away by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Jul 2011 4:04pm I’ve known about the effects of pickles on athletes for years. Remember the Eagles-Cowboys football game in 2000? And just last year, the official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine released the details of a study that suggested that pickle juice stops muscle cramps. I only recently gave into the pickle party, and with j ... Read on »
The Benefits of Focusing on Flipper Toes for Pilates Reformer Footwork by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 May 2012 1:30pm Recently I focused on “Flipper Toes” with the clients in one of my Group Reformer classes and it was pretty interesting to see very experienced Pilates students with shaky legs because they were actively using their feet a little more than usual! Footwork on the Pilates Reformer is such a basic skill that it’s easy to take it for granted, ... Read on »
Leg Cramps by Kris K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 4:04am 1 Comment Last night, a woman in class asked for any ideas to help with night time foot and lower leg cramps. Here are a few ideas that got tossed around, and a special thanks to Janet and Sylvia for coming up with some interesting suggestions. To prevent cramps: 1. Massage the lower legs and feet before going to bed and upon waking in the morning. ... Read on »
Use of the Theraband For Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 19 Oct 2008 11:03am There are many uses for the therabands, so I'll discuss a few here, focusing on the feet, toes and ankles. If you are already doing pointe work, these exercises will enhance your precision of technique, save your calf muscles from over-work, and increase your gracefulness in pointe shoes. Most ballet stores carry some brand of stretchy bands, and t ... Read on »
Runner Therapy: Reader Q&A, Big Pain in Big Toe by irunnerblog Posted Tue 25 May 2010 10:27am The Qu estion: Received via email- Recently during work when I get up from my desk I have the strangest thing happen, a stabbing pain in my one big toe.  No place else, just a stabbing pain under my one big toe.  Is this associated with plantar fasciitis, as I have been prone to this? Marisa from Runner Therapy says: The hallmark ... Read on »