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To allow room for the toes to stretch naturally, shoe makers are now creating a foot-shaped running shoe that follows the foot’s natural anatomic shape. In the past, some hardcore runners have gone as far as removing their toenails to avoid the damage created from repetitively slamming their toes into the front of their narrow shoes. The repetition of this would create blackened toenails, which in recent years have become a contorted badge of honor for the most intense of runners. The creation of these foot-shaped shoes will fortunately keep toes from being ruined while allowing for comfort and balance of the foot. Shoes include the Topo Runduro, ZEMgear Terra Tech, Merrell Bare Access Trail, and Altra Paradigm.

The most effective running shoes will provide for the best support and protection while running. To learn more about running shoes, speak to Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha will assess your injury and provide you with a suitable form of foot care.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all of your foot ankle injuries.

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Usain BoltAccording to the British Journal of Sports Medicine regular shoes are just as good for runners regardless of their feet’s pronation. This new research study that has been completed has revealed that normal shoes work in the same ways for runners with under and over-pronating feet.

Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark gave 927 novice runners with different pronation types the same pair of neutral non corrective running shoes. After one year of 100,000 miles of running, 252 of the new runners suffered injuries. Results, showed that the over/under pronators had fewer injuries than the people with neutral pronation.

While the creation of this product hopes to help prevent injury, injuries may still occur.  If you have sustained an injury while running or wish to learn more about how to prevent running injuries you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry.  Dr. Ladha can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

Over-pronators

those people who run with excessive ankle rolling. Over-pronators tend to have ankles that angle inward, flat feet, and or bowed legs. This can cause a series of injuries: of the knees, ankles and Achilles tendons. Finding a shoe with extra stability and control is vital to well-balanced walking and overall foot health.

Under-pronation

is less common than over-pronation. This usually happens to those who have inflexible feet and high arches. When the feet land, they are unable to roll inward. Even though there is less rotational stress on the ankles and knees, it prevents any kind of shock absorptions.  This can often lead to fractures, ligament tears and muscle strains. Under-pronations need shoes with increase in cushion and flexibility.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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