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Welcome to RunningShoeDoctor.com.  The goal of this blog is to spread as much information about running shoes and how they can be used as both a prevention and treatment of common injuries.  As a podiatrist and avid runner, I want to answer commonly asked questions that I hear in my own practice and eventually do reviews of different running sneakers from my unique perspective.  If you’ve ever had questions about how you run, the different types of running shoes, or what types of shoes you should be wearing, then you’re in the right place.  This blog is constantly evolving, so if you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to comment.

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Hallux limitus, sometimes called hallux rigidus if it’s more severe, is decreased motion in the big toe joint.  It’s caused by a variety of biomechanical and hereditary factors, but basically represents a spectrum of arthritic changes in the joint that prevent motion a...

Runners are crazy because running is an addiction.

When I was 23, I ran a marathon in Vermont.  Just 3 weeks before the event my training was almost wrapping up when I began experiencing pain on the top of my foot.  I saw a podiatrist at the school I was attending who c...

This is a topic that I really love, because it’s one that I’ve had to deal  with personally over the years.  I have high arches, and as a result have had to make several shoe gear modifications throughout my life in order to accommodate for everything from plantar fasc...

It’s very common that patients come to me and tell me that they overpronate or have really bad flat feet.  Commonly, these people have been self diagnosed with the help of family and friends or have been told this by running shoe clerks etc.  Unfortunately, this type o...

The short answer is Yes.  In general it’s a good idea to race in a relatively new, but broken in, pair of shoes.  The reason for this is that you want the shoe to have as much spring and cushioning left in it as possible to propel you forward.  The caveat is that you d...

This is a topic that I’ve been dreading, but I feel that it’s still very important to discuss, because opinions on this one are all over the place.  As usual, before I post anything myself, I like to look around the internet at other articles about the subject and foru...

Over the past few years, more and more attention has been drawn to the heel drop a shoe.  This is the difference between the height that your heel is off of the ground vs the ball/forefoot.  For reference, the average running shoe has a heel drop of 8-12mm, meaning tha...

I get asked this question very frequently, and it’s pretty easy to understand why.  There is plenty of information on the internet or your local store, but some of the information out there is either conflicting, or just a regurgitation of old adage that has already be...

This is one of the most common questions I hear from runners so it's fitting that it's also my first post.  Unfortunately, many runners don’t get around to asking me this question until it’s too late and they become injured, but hopefully you're here before that happen...

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