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Running Foot Injury Top of Foot

If you experience a running foot injury top of foot when running you are probably suffering from a stress fracture.

Running foot injury top of foot

What many runners report as a running foot injury at the top of foot is medically known as stress structure. Stress fractures are partial breaks or cracks in the bones around the foot.

Cause of Running foot injury top of foot

Stress fractures are caused by extreme stress to the bone. It could be caused by: –

  1. Running too much (over training)
  2. Running on rough, rocky surfaces
  3. Running on a hard surface
  4. Sudden switch from soft surface to hard surface.
  5. Use of worn out running shoes
  6. Running without wearing socks

Treatment of Running Foot Injury ( Stress Fracture)

Stress fractures usually heal on their own. The best treatment is taking a complete REST from running. Although most website say you should take six weeks break from running, I think you should give your foot as much rest as necessary to heal.

When you feel you are ready to return to running, get back slowly. start running on soft surfaces (grass) before running on hard surface.

If the pain is chronic, the foot is swollen and the pain is not going away, see a sports-oriented doctor for a bone scan.

Best Shoes For Barefoot Running

As barefoot running craze continues to rise, barefoot running shoes have been gaining popularity.

Image courtesy of diets in review.

This barefoot running shoes are designed to re-create a the natural sensation of running “barefoot” on man-made surfaces like concrete and asphalt.

If you want to a buy a barefoot running shoe, you can read reviews for best barefoot running shoes at barefoot Running Shoes website.

Free Brooks Running Shoes

Two ways of getting your feet inside a pair of free brooks running shoes is to participate in their promotions that allows you to win a pair of free brooks running shoes or join their Brooks shoe testing program.

Brooks Shoe Testing Program

Brooks provides a select group of runners a chance to test their running shoes. You just need to apply as a tester by filling in an application form at their website.

Participant Requirement

  • Must agree to all terms of the Wear Tester Agreement
  • Agrees to return shoes upon request
  • Must live in the United States and be able to receive packages delivered by FedEx (Due to import/export duty and trade restrictions we are unable to ship testing product outside the U.S.)
  • Knows personal gait category and running shoe size (if not, please visit a running specialty store to be fitted before you apply)
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have regular access to the internet and a valid e-mail address
  • Able to provide detailed, helpful, and timely feedback effectively via email or phone
  • Agrees to use shoes only for running during testing (no yard work, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Wants to create a better Brooks shoe!

To apply to join Brooks Shoe testing program visit Brooks Shoe Tester Application Page.

Tips For Buying Half Marathon Running Shoes

When it comes to road running there is no difference between a marathon running shoe and half marathon running shoe. So the next time you are shopping for a half marathon running shoe simply ask for a road running shoe.Although it will help the shop assistant serve you better if you inform him/her that you plan to run a half marathon.

If you want to run well and run safely. You will need a shoe that helps you maintain a balanced position.

Tips For Buying / Shopping for a Half Marathon Shoe

  1. Go first to a reputable store that specializes in running shoes.
  2. Shop for your running shoe at running shoe shops that offer gait analysis.
  3. Buy a running shoe that is a half size or so larger than your regular shoe. There should be a thumb’s width between the tip of your big toe and the top of the shoe.
  4. Once you wear the shoe they should feel comfortable right away.

Happy Shopping!

Nike + Plus Ipod Running Shoes : Nike + Model Shoes

The Nike + plus running shoes are shoes from Nike that comes with a pouch for a sensor device from Nike that calculates the distance traveled, pace and calories burned by a runner.

Not all Nike shoes come with a ready made pouch for fitting the sensor, runners are advised to buy Nike+ model shoes.

One Nike+ model shoe is these Nike Men’s Air Max Moto + 6 shoes.

Once a runner purchase the gear he can register with official Nike Plus website to store his workouts.

Nike Plus does all these little things, like when you do your longest or fastest run, Lance Armstrong or Tiger Woods comes on and congratulates you on your iPod. So, you’re thinking while you’re running, I’m not going to get Tiger Woods unless I run really fast or long.

Tiger Woods : Running Photos : Jogging Pictures

Tiger Woods has been spotted running near his home. In the photo Tiger was accompanied by an identified runner, who looks like a personal trainer.

In the picture, Tiger looks like he has added some weight.

See Tiger woods running pictures at Zimbio.com

Tiger Woods is known for golf tips but he may now start sharing running tips

Usain Bolt Puma Running Spike : Material Of Bolt Shoes

Usain Bolt Puma Running spikes or shoe are known as Puma Theseus II spikes. Usain Bolt worked with Puma to develop the optimum running shoe.

Material Bolt Running Spike Shoe is made from.

Following this collaborative process, the complete Theseus II was born. Made from synthetic leather with an airmesh upper construction for maximum breathability, it enhances sprinting efficiency due to its stiffness of material.

Bolt of the blocks

Image courtesy of Puma Running.