Brooks Running Shoes

Brooks Running Shoes are a popular running shoe.

Most Useful Resources:
Brooks Running Shoes (Podiatry TV)
Brooks Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Brooks (Foot Health Forum)

Best Running Shoes

There is no such thing as the best running shoes. Each runners has individual needs and individual response to running shoes, so there will be a best running shoe for each runner and it will not be the same running shoes.

Most Useful Resources:
Best Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Best Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
The ‘Best Running Shoe’? (Podiatry Ninja)
The Best Running Shoe (The Best Running Shoe Blog)


APodC, the Australian Podiatry Council is the peak representative body for podiatry in Australia

Most Useful Resources:
APod C website (APodC)
Australian Podiatry Council (PodiaPaedia)

Anterior Compartment Syndrome

Anterior Compartment Syndrome occurs during sport when the muscle size expands from the activity and the tightness of the fascial sheath around the muscles prevents the muscle expanding resulting in pain.

Most Useful Resources:
Anterior Compartment Syndrome (PodiaPaedia)
Effects of forefoot running on chronic exertional compartment syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Should we transition all anterior compartment syndromes to forefoot striking? (Running Research Junkie)
Compartment Syndrome of the Anterior Leg in Runners (Runners Space)
Compartment Syndrome (Foot Health Forum)

Baxters Nerve Entrapment

Baxter nerve entrapment is a cause of heel pain with the symptoms often mimicking plantar fasciitis and should be conisdered in any case of heel pain the has a neurological component to it.

Most Useful Resources:
Baxters Nerve Entrapment (PodiaPaedia)
Baxter’s Neuritis (Medial Calcaneal Nerve Neuritis) (Podiatry Arena)
Baxter’s neuropathy secondary to plantar fasciitis (Podiatry Arena)
Baxters Nerve Entrapment (Podiatry TV)
Baxters nerve or plantar fasciitis? (Podiatry Experts)
Baxters Nerve Entrapment (Foot Health Forum)

Barefoot Science

Barefoot Science is a foot strengthening insole system that has been widely criticized for the lack of science that supports them; the unsubstantiated claims they make; and the claims they make that are contradicted by the evidence.

Most Useful Resources:
Barefoot Science (PodiaPaedia)
Barefoot Science (Podiatry Arena)
Barefoot Science Foot Strengthening System (Podiatry Arena)
What about Barefoot science insoles? (Podiatry Experts)
‘Barefoot Science’ Insoles (Running Research Junkie)
Barefoot Science (Foot Health Forum)

Barefoot Running Shoes

Barefoot running shoes are those shoes with such minimal construction that they do not interfere with what would be considered barefoot function. At there simplest, they are simply fabric coverings of the foot.

Most Useful Resources:
Barefoot Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Barefoot Running Shoes (Barefoot Running Shoes Store)

Podiatry Classifieds

Apart from eBay and the local sites, there are not many websites to buy and sell podiatry via classified adverts.

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Podiatry Classifieds (Podiatry Classifieds)

Barefoot Running

Barefoot running was a fad a few years ago. It was somewhat controversial due to all the claims that were made for. It turned out once the science was done, the benefits were just not there and runners have lost interest in it.

Most Useful Resources:
Podiatry and Barefoot Running (PodiaPaedia)
Barefoot Running Threads (Podiatry Arena)
Barefoot Running (Podiatry TV)
Barefoot Running (Foot Health Forum)
What evidence is there that ‘barefoot’ running is better to reduce injury risk? (Running Research Junkie)
Barefoot Running is Bad (Barefoot Running is Bad)
My Advice for Barefoot Running Injury (Running Injury Advice)

Ball of Foot Pain

Pain in the ball of the foot can be many different things, ranging from a plantar plate dysfunction, to a stress fracture to a mortons neuroma. Sometime the differential is easy and sometimes it is difficult. Getting it right is so important as each cause of ball-of-foot-pain has a different treatment.

Most Useful Resources:
Ball of Foot Pain (PodiaPaedia)
Pain on the Ball of the Foot (Foot Health Friday)
Ball of Foot Pain (Foot Health Forum)