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Aside from visiting an orthopedic doctor is there a way for people to learn what kind of foot type they have? Yes, easily! Just look at an old pair of shoes! Below we see two shoes, one old (left) and one new (right). As you can easily see, the left shoe shows excess wear on the outer toe. You've probably seen the kind of graphic below that relates ...


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Unfortunately, it's hard to impossible to tell what kind of running/plant style you have by looking down at your feet. Mainly, this is because you can't really see the mechanics of what your heel/ankle/foot are doing in relation to each other as you go through the land/plant/push cycle, especially when in shoes. It almost requires a rear view of some kind. ...


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It does sound like you have IT band syndrome. In addition to stretching as per Juha Untinen's answer, to prevent future IT band injuries, I strongly suggest doing these things: Clamshells Lie on your side as shown in the picture and move the top knee up and down. One side will be weaker than the other. Do 3 sets of 10 each on the weaker side. It is ...



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