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Alright enough is enough, it's time to stop dragging your feet in regards to taking care of that nagging big toe pain that you have been dealing with for months! Maybe you have tried a thousand pairs of shoes, spent your retirement fund on a new pair of orthotics, or have started paying the neighbor boy to walk Fido. Trust me, we get it, discomfort in your big toe joint can be very troublesome and feel very limiting, but guess what? You're in luck as this is also a very treatable condition with the appropriate rehab program. Ready to get back on your feet? Let's dive into how to rehab big toe pain...the right way with the best big toe exercises!

So something has sparked your interest in the soleus. If I'm taking a guess, a physical therapist has probably encouraged you to strengthen your soleus, or a massage therapist has found it's a "problem area" for you while performing soft tissue work. Maybe you've been experiencing some pain in your calf with running, but all the usual gastroc stretches just don't work. It's even possible that you've recently dove into some self-study and research, and you've been surprised to find another muscle that sits beneath your gastroc! Rightfully so: The soleus is generally an under-appreciated muscle that gets so little attention. Regardless of your reasoning, you've come to the right place. We're going to spend our efforts here in this article diving into the soleus: what is it, what isn't it, what does it do, and what are the best soleus exercises? And most importantly, does it even matter? Read on to find out.

Tweak your calf after some physical activity? Maybe you have pain behind your knee or right in the muscle belly of your calf. No worries, we're here to help get you back on track teaching you how to rehab calf strains! Our calf musculature which is situated on the back of our lower legs consists of three muscles, and can often be subject to injury if they are under too much load and/or not appropriately strengthened! Various calf strains are often seen in runners, tennis players, other athletic populations, and even weekend warriors. Follow along in this article as we break down exactly what this injury is, as well as how to rehab calf strains appropriately!

Got a pain in the front of your shins that just does not want to go away? Have you been running a lot or playing a lot of sports that involve jumping activity? If so, you may be dealing with what is known as 'shin splints'. This lower leg injury often due to overuse is a difficult one to rehabilitate for many reasons, one of which being its obscurity. Shin splints, which is better known as 'medial tibial stress syndrome', is an injury more common in endurance athletes such as runners, as well as athletes involved in jumping sports such as basketball or volleyball, who are placing large amounts of stress with high volume through their lower extremities. In this article, we are going to show you the best shin splints exercises that will get you out of pain and back to your activities!

Got a nagging pain on the outside of your foot or pinky toe that just wonโ€™t go away? Are you an athlete that does repetitive jumping or running activities? You may have a Jones fracture! A Jones fracture is a break in the shaft of the bone of the 5th metatarsal (pinky toe) and most often results from repetitive strain. It can also be caused by acute trauma, such as dropping an object on your foot. Either way, it is treatable and does not have to interfere with the things you love to do every day! In this article, we will discuss the Jones fracture, its causes and symptoms, treatment and management, and some rehabilitative jones fracture exercises to get you back on your feet stronger than ever!

OUCH! Pain in the ball of your foot when you step down, walk, or run? Feel like there is a large pebble or rock in your shoe? Have stubborn pain on the bottom of the foot that just wonโ€™t go away? You may be experiencing a common, yet often undiagnosed condition called Mortonโ€™s neuroma. Mortonโ€™s neuroma is a benign, yet very painful condition that occurs when a nerve running in between your toes gets irritated or compressed and starts to cause discomfort. In this article, we will discuss causes and treatments for this condition, as well as give you some exercise and stretching tools to combat your pain!

Ankle sprains...let's face it. Most of us have had at least one in our lifetime. When you hear ankle sprain, you envision your foot rolling out when stepping on an uneven surface or missing a step down a flight of stairs. Both of these examples are known as a lateral ankle sprain, which account for up to 85-90% of all ankle sprains. These are much more common than other ankle sprains due to the innate mechanism of injury that is more likely to occur in this plane of movement,ย  as well as the weaker soft tissue structures on the outside versus inside of the ankle. However, other ankle sprains do still happen! High ankle sprains are a fairly common injury that is more common in athletics and collision activities. It is important to learn how to rehab a high ankle sprain because it is going to look different than your typical lateral ankle sprain rehab. Follow along as we discuss how to rehab a high ankle sprain!

Are you a runner trying to stay healthy so that you don't have to stop running? If you're looking for exercise solutions for a running injury and want to learn running injury prevention knowledge, you've come to the right place. We have simplified the literature investigating common running injuries to bring you not only our favorite but the most effective runner's prehab exercises. In this article, you will learn runner's prehab exercises that you should be doing as well as the knowledge that will protect you against common running injuries!

Bone Stress Injuries (BSI) are not uncommon in avid runners, track and field athletes, and endurance athletes. As common as they may be, they are still very difficult to deal, hard to identify for the average person, and unfortunately can turn into full-blown bone stress fractures before being correctly identified and treated. In this article, we will discuss exactly what bone stress injuries and bone stress fractures are, what the risk factors are, and prehab strategies to get back to running after a bone stress fracture.

Turf toe injuries many times are left improperly managed and can lead to chronic pain, reduced push-off strength, and eventually joint deformity if left untreated. Turf toe describes an injury to the bottom surface of the big toe joint, known as the plantar metatarsophalangeal-sesamoid complex. Turf toe injuries occur when the joint of the big toe gets forced into hyperextension. This typically happens to football players when someone falls on their foot forcing the heel to drive forward over a planted big toe. This motion typically injures the joint capsule and ligaments on the bottom side of the foot, leaving it very painful. While most common in footballers, there is also a high incidence of turf toe injuries in rugby and soccer players as well. This article will cover a rehab guideline for getting back on the field after an old turf toe injury, in addition, we've included a FREE workout with the best turf toe exercises!