I suffered with golfer’s elbow for 8 months before seeing Dr. LucasCole. Over those 8 months I had 20 visits with a physical therapist, 2 visitsto an M.D. where I received shots, I wore an arm brace to help with the pain,I used magnets and everything else you can think of. The pain had gotten sobad that I could not hold a coffee cup, grip a golf club or put any stress onmy left arm without great pain. Since seeing Dr. Cole my pain is 95% gone! I can grip the club properly without pain and my downswing is much more on plane. I no longer need to wear an elbow brace to play golf and my swing ismore fluid and powerful. I can honestly say that since seeing Dr. Cole I enjoy my golf game more than ever.
Bob Hagan—Pulisher of the Charleston Golf News
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There is a shoeout there thatwas built foryour particularfoot. If you arewearing thewrong shoe,conditions canoccur such asplantarfasciitis, shinsplints,runner’s knee,ITB or TFLsyndrome,pelvis and lowback pain.
The first thing runners want to do before beginning a new trainingregiment for a run is purchase a new pair of shoes. Unfortunately, whenshopping for a new pair of shoes many people purchase based on the coloror price and not based on the needs of their feet. What people should under-stand is that there is a shoe out there that was built for your particular foot.The shoe type that should be worn depends on the structure and mobility of your foot. If you are wearing the wrong shoe when training, conditions canoccur such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, runner’s knee, ITB or TFL syn-drome, pelvis pain, and low back pain. Here are a few things to keep in mindwhen you decide it is time to buy a new pair of shoes.
- There are three different types of shoes including neutral,stability and motion control. It takes someone that understands the footstructure and biomechanics to get a proper fit. The person fitting you shouldalso watch your running gait since it is completely different from your walk-ing gait.
Shoe Size –
Studies have shown that after 10 minutes of running yourfoot can swell up to 3% more than normal size. Therefore it is important toget a shoe that is a size to a size and a half bigger than you wear normally.
Most shoe companies are using either Ethylene Vinyl Ace-tate or Polyethelene for cushioning. The density of the cushioning dependson what type of shoe you have. It is wise to have two pair and alternateeveryday to allow the cushion ample time to return to form between runs.This will ensure that you have the support your body needs.
Just like your car tires, there is a limit of how many miles youcan put on your shoes before the cushioning and tread start to wear out.Most people should replace their shoes every 250 - 350 miles depending if they are a heavy striker or not. If you are training for a marathon it is smartto have two pair and alternate between training days.
Running shoes have a linear tread pattern designed to absorbforces when running in a straight line. Therefore it is important that you useyour running shoes for running only. If you plan on playing a multi-directional sport, get cross trainers or sport specific shoes.
When The Shoe Fits