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Could Your Shoes Be The Cause of Your Foot, Ankle, or Knee Pain?

Foot pain can come in many different varieties. And when our feet are painful it affects everything in our life. Especially if you passion in running and you are training for a 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, marathon, or even a 50K or 50 mile race (I know the insane distance events go even higher!)

In this video I demonstrate a simple test you can do at home in 30-seconds with your shoes to see if abnormal wear patterns in the sole of your shoes is causing imbalances in your walking or running gait. These imbalances can lead to acute and chronic foot pain. That foot pain could show up as heel pain, plantar fascial pain, big toe pain, bunions, etc.

A leading cause of pain in the muscles, joints, and tendons of the body is inflammation. And the cause of that inflammation most times is improper biomechanics. Simply: something not moving the way it was intended to which leads to friction or overuse and that leads to swelling, redness, heat, and pain. No fun!

Try this test at home on your shoes and see if your shoes need to be replaced or if your shoes could be the cause of your foot / heel pain. Life is too short to not be able to go out and enjoy all the wonderful activities around us. Get out of pain today!

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