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Running is all in the Big Toe!

Osteopath, Adam Robertson, shares with us how running performance can be impaired with issues arising from your big toe.

Big toe issues

Big toe issues

The Problem: Big toe issues

When you run you have to move your big toes. If they don’t move as they should then your running performance will suffer. Tightness in the joint of your big toe, holds your stride length back by at least a few centimeters with every step. This matters, as over a distance of 10k those few centimeters add up to a frustrating slower time.

If ignored it can lead to:

The test:

When you are standing can you raise your big toe independently off the ground? (more…)

  Adam Robertson   Mar 24, 2017   Physiotherapy Blog   Comments Off on Running is all in the Big Toe!   Read More
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