Tuesday, February 25, 2014
So it's not just the minimalist shoes that get runners in my office. Here's the bottom lugs one the over-hyped Newton's. The idea here is it accentuate the "Pose" method or Forefoot running. I had a runner come see me yesterday who had been doing fine in the Saucony Ghost and was swayed into trying these out. The problem with the shoes is the crease line and lug distribution put a hot spot near the common location for a neuroma between the heads of the third and fourth metatarsals. She had not developed a neuroma yet but I saw swelling on my ultrasound that could develop into one if she continued with the Newton's. to much distribution to the forefoot. I told her to go back to the Ghost and and take some time to let the swelling reduce. Hype is what sells. Reality is the lesson.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Top Winter Olympic Memories contest will be extended to the end of the Olympics as many of us are just getting into the spirit! Prizes include some fashion/function boots from Soles, snuggly Winter Slippers & insulated Sole sport insoles. To qualify for entry send your top 3 to Arlingtonfoot@gmail.com and like our page Arlington Foot and Ankle on Facebook. James Hess is the top Olympic memories contestant so far.... 1) 1980 US Hockey victory over CCCP, 2) Eric Heiden 1980 -- winning 5 golds in speed skating at every distance -- in my mind among the greatest athletic accomplishments ever -- like winning the 100 meter dash and the marathon in the same week 3) Franz Klammer's downhill win in 1976 4) Dorothy Hamel's gold in 1976 Olympics 5) Norwegian XC skier Bjorn Daehlie's Classical 10K Pursuit gold medal over Thomas Algaard in the 1992 Albertville games 6) Bill Demong's Gold medal along with Johnny Spillane's silver in the same event in the Nordic Combined in 2010 Vancouver games . First ever medal for an American in this event -- gold and Silver. If I thought more, I might come up with something obscure.