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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

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What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

Protection: The same as with any other sport. A mouth guard will absorb some impact of a traumatic impact protecting the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Are new sketcher's training shoes just as dangerous as wearing high heels or platforms?

Are new sketcher's training shoes just as dangerous as wearing high heels or platforms?

No: Running with scissors is dangerous. Running in skechers is not. High heels and platforms are only "dangerous" in pregnancy if you fall or twist your ankle. Most people are not comfortable in them later in pregnancy, but they can't cause any real harm to moms or babies. If you are comfortable in them, go ahead and wear whatever you like. Comfort and fit are the most important features. ...Read more

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar: Definitely not the same workout. Not as interesting and not as environmentally stimulating. ...Read more

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What are barefoot running shoes? Are they better than traditional running shoes?

What are barefoot running shoes? Are they better than traditional running shoes?

The latest trend among runners, barefoot running shoes look more like gloves than shoes: Indeed, they're often called "five toe" shoes. Inspired by a growing enthusiasm for barefoot running, barefoot running shoes are lower to the ground, lighter and less cushioned than conventional running shoes. They're designed to provide some protection for your feet while offering some of the desirable aspects of barefoot running. Traditional running shoes emphasize stability and cushioning, with thick soles and elevated heels. But there's no evidence that these shoes prevent injuries, and in some individuals they may actually increase injury risk. Although barefoot running does carry risks, shoeless runners may avoid some of the potentially harmful forces that conventional running shoe wearers experience. However, more research is needed, and research is ongoing regarding the potential benefits and risks of barefoot running. If you're happy with your current running shoes, there's no need to change. If you want to experiment with barefoot running shoes, ease into it. Make sure to find a shoe that's appropriate for your foot, and choose softer and more-forgiving running surfaces at first, such as a cushioned track. Several types of barefoot-inspired shoes are available. Also talk to a sports medicine specialist or foot doctor before beginning barefoot running, especially if you've had injuries or foot problems in the past. ...Read more

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Wearing high heeled shoes or standing/walking on your toes mess you up like ballerina?

Wearing high heeled shoes or standing/walking on your toes mess you up like ballerina?

High heels: Wearing high heels for long periods of time repositions the structure of the foot and alignment and can add extra stress to the anatomy of the foot and ankle. The metatarsal phalangeal joints are repositioned into a stressfull position which may lead to joint injury and pain. ...Read more

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How does walking uphill and downhill in high heel shoes affect muscle kinesiology?

How does walking uphill and downhill in high heel shoes affect muscle kinesiology?

Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is a bigger issue between the extra stress on the tendon when going uphill and the strain on the anterior muscles of the leg and overall balance when going downhill. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space between big toe and the toe box of the shoe. Place a wad of lamb's wool in to the distal toe of shoe Place a 1/2 inch heel lift under the shoe liner. Sorry I don't know the metrics You can try this but if you still need more support, try orthotic ...Read more

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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Bicycling: No, there can be differences. Here is a chart that can show you the different factors & how it impacts the calories burned. http://www.nutristrategy.com/caloriesburnedcycling.htm. As you check the comparisons, the calories burned were higher with a bicycle (compared to a stationary bike) with other things being equal. ...Read more

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Talk to Your Surgeon: I wouldn't take it lightly because the consequences can be serious. In general, it depends on how successful the procedure was, how you've healed, etc. Only your surgeon can tell you after examining you. ...Read more

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Would varus legs affect my physical activities like cross country and tennis?

Would varus legs affect my physical activities like cross country and tennis?

They could: If you have a large degree of tibial/genu varum, that can cause excessive pronation in the foot, which can cause pain and fatigue. Look into pronation control athletic shoes for cross country. You may want to visit with a podiatrist to see if custom foot supports (orthoses) may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Olympics question? How do the sprinters vs long distance runners train?

Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more

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Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

IT IS ABOUT THE: Indian, not the arrow... Anyone of us can potentially make something safe very dangerous. Proper use, for an appropriate period of workout time is healthy. If you push your luck, you may get hurt. Just like anything else in life! ...Read more

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Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Spikes & Sports: The answer is yes and no. Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training. ...Read more

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