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  • Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks

    Compression socks are specially designed garments that may improve your endurance, performance, and recovery. Whether you walk, ski, bike, or spend a lot of time on your feet, you may benefit from utilizing compression socks.  Compression socks improve circulation in the legs and feet reducing fluid accumulation in the lower extremities. Improved circulation also enhances [...]
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  • Ankle Sprain Prevention

    It is estimated that more than 25,000 Americans sprain their ankles every day [1]. This common but serious injury involves damage to one or more of the ligaments in the ankle. Ligaments are strands of soft tissue which hold bones together which can be thought of as rubber bands that stretch freely to a certain [...]
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  • Should I Be Wearing a Trail Running Shoe?

    It is a challenge to find the perfect running shoe for many. Do I need a neutral, support, or motion control shoe? Should I get a Brooks, New Balance, or Asics? There are many variables to consider while selecting the perfect shoe, now add the choice between a trail shoe and a traditional road shoe [...]
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  • Treating Achilles Pain

    The Achilles can become aggravated and inflamed during during long periods of being on your feet or after high intensity physical activity as it experiences forces up to 10 times your body weight. According to Runners World, achilles pain is not always caused by inflammation as it can also be a result of degeneration of [...]
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  • Strength Training for Runners

    Strength training is one of the best time investment a runner can make. A few hours a week at the gym will not only improve your overall performance, but will most importantly keep you running pain-free. Learn about the benefits of strength training from this informative lecture brought to you by Cesar Carmona and Martin Hernandez of SLO [...]
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  • Plantar Fasciitis: It’s All in the Hips?

    We come across customers that have completely tried everything from night splints, a shoe-orthotic combination, and stretches in the treatment of their chronic plantar fasciitis only to end up with lingering pain that never completely goes away. To completely rid yourself of this debilitating pain we may need an often forgotten piece of the complicated [...]
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  • Achilles Tendonitis: Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatment

    The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone and is essential to the gait cycle. The most common injury to this tendon is Achilles Tendonitis which is inflammation and degeneration caused by overuse. Some symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include pain, tenderness, and swelling above the heel. This type of overuse injury is [...]
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  • The Importance of the Shoe-Orthotic Combination

    When it comes to treating foot conditions, there are many things to consider regarding the biomechanics and limitations of the foot. If you’ve come into our store, you may have noticed that we talk about the importance of both orthotics and good footwear in the treatment of your specific condition. There are only so many [...]
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  • FN Platform S/S 2016: Evolution of Comfort Footwear

    We have a love for all aspects of the footwear business here and SLO Motion Shoes and that is no secret. We could not have been more excited to attend the FN Platform Spring/Summer 2016 show in Las Vegas to learn about the future of footwear, updated business practices, and see the new lines from [...]
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  • The Passive Treatment of Hallux Limitus

    The big toe is essential to your body’s walking mechanism as it propels you during gait and provides stability. This is why any type of injury or abnormality to this area can greatly affect your walking and cause severe pain and discomfort. This condition affects the metatarsophalangeal, or MTP, joint which links the first metatarsal [...]
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  • Are You Wearing the Correct Shoe Size?

    Wearing the correct size shoe is important to maintain good foot health. Without properly fitting shoes, you put yourself at risk for foot pain, foot pathologies, reduced function, or inefficient gait in the future. Believe it or not, about half of the population wears the wrong size shoe for their foot (Oke, Branthwaite, and Chockalingam, [...]
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  • SLO Motion Shoes at the 2015 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium – Liverpool, England

    SLO Motion Shoes is excited to incorporate the latest findings in footwear research presented at the 12th Footwear Biomechanics Symposium held in Liverpool, England. This biannual meeting of the Footwear Biomechanics Group offers a forum for the discussion of clinical, athletic, and other functional footwear among more than 300 members of industry from across the [...]
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