Many of us experience Plantar Facsiitis, heel and arch pain; especially during exercise. Here are some quick tips to help alleviate your pain and achieve your goals!
About the arch: The arch of your foot is comprised of the metatarsal and tarsal bones along with supporting tendon and ligaments. The posterior tibialis is responsible for maintaining a healthy, supportive arch during all activities & exercise .The posterior tibialis tendon is a muscle that originates behind your shinbone, runs inside your ankle, and attaches to many of the tarsal bones inside your arch. Your arch has to support the entire weight of your body hence it can affect other areas of the foot and even your legs and back. (Source)
Orthotics will ease the stress on your posterior tibialis tendon by supporting your arch and stabilizing the heel. These can be purchased over the counter as suggested by Runner’s World or customized by a certified podiatrist.
Cold temperatures will alleviate arch discomfort by reducing the blood flow to that spot. Less blood flow corresponds to reduced inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain. A great trick for your arch is to freeze a water bottle and roll it on your arch.
Zensah Arch Support Sleeves
Zensah Arch Support Sleeves
The Zensah Arch Support is designed to help support weak and flat arches. It does so with targeted compression that helps to soothe heel, arch, and foot pain. The compression arch sleeve helps support and lift the arch by anchoring it to the dorsal (upper) area of the foot.
Sabrina Lopez, age 24, is a Cross Country and Track and Field athlete with a career full of achievements and a huge passion for running. From 2007-2009, she competed for OSU in the PAC 10 and earned All-West Regional honors in Cross Country. For the next three years, Sabrina competed at Cal State Los Angeles in Cross Country and Track & Field. During her time at CSULA, Sabrina was an All-CCAA honoree in Cross Country and the team’s MVP her senior year. She served as captain of the CSULA Track and Field team for two years, and was CCAA Conference Champion in the 10,000 meters. Today, she is sponsored by Skechers Performance, and is working towards her goal to compete at the Olympics.
Although it often goes overlooked, recovery is an essential part of any athlete’s training program. As a seasoned athlete, Sabrina takes her training very seriously, and has learned to make recovery a key component of her training regimen.
There are some basic rules for staying warm for winter running. 3 key things to keep in mind are layers you can peel off as you warm up, moisture wicking clothes that keep you dry, and good gloves and socks to protect your hands and feet! In addition to keeping your hands nice and warm, our Reflect Running Gloves have some pretty awesome features that make them perfect for winter running.
Micro Suede Swipe Wipe
Don’t let a runny nose ruin your run! We added a micro suede fabric to the thumb so you can swipe it all sway.
What got you started: I went out for track in junior high because everyone told me I should; I spent years running around on a soccer field. That turned into an instant love, I continued as a track athlete in high school and into college. After college I got pretty sick and spent some time in the hospital; when I was finally on the upswing I started walking and then running to get stronger again. That turned into my first 5k, then 10k, half marathon, and eventually my first marathon. Here we are 50+ 5k’s, 20+ Half Marathon’s, and 10+ marathons later—talk about a snowball effect.
What got you started: In 2010, a friend saw an appealing ad from an upstart company called Tough Mudder. They use a slogan that played perfectly to our insanity: “The toughest event on the planet.” My friend had completed 4 Iron Man competitions in addition to doing the Alcatraz swim. He knew all about my military background and asked if I would do it with him. I became hooked immediately.