Barefoot Running: Evolution or Trend?

The first time I saw a “barefoot runner”, he was jogging with his friend over the Mass Ave Bridge with absolutely nothing on his feet. I was completely taken aback. I was shocked as an orthopedic physical therapist that treats overuse foot injuries (and horrified as a citizen of Boston who has seen used hypodermic needles lying on the side of the street!) For both reasons, I was very intrigued.

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3 Ways to Avoid Running Injuries This Spring

It is the time of year when many people who have been chained to their treadmills and elliptical machines all winter start thinking about running outdoors again. Here are a few of the top things I recommend that you consider before you head out for your first outdoor runs of the season.

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