An interesting running injury, the Flexor Hallucis Longus

This week I developed an interesting running injury I thought may be beneficial to share amongst those who are of the minimalist footwear or barefoot persuasion or religiously mid/fore foot strike in trainers (I doubt you would develop this little niggle). The niggle can at it’s worst feel like a hot coal in the middle of the foot arch. Firstly some anatomy, of the foot.

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From the 20th U.S. edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body, originally published in 1918 and therefore lapsed into the public domain. Other copies of Gray’s Anatomy can be found on Bartleby and also onYahoo!.

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