Sports Medicine Therapist/Chiropractor?

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  1. Dain Deutschman

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    Hello!

    I'm new to the group and new to barefoot running. A purchase of Vibrams got me interested and I have since read "Born to Run" and Barefoot Ken Bob's book. I've been out on a few runs...farthest I have run in 2 miles. But, I have had an injury the whole time...caused from overtraining in shoes last spring. The injury is affecting my ability to learn proper form and I think I just need to get myself fixed so I can enjoy it more.

    I have diagnosed myself with having Piriformis Syndrome, which has affected the biomechenics of how I run because I always change the way I land/step/hold myself to avoid pain. As a result, I have a little knee pain now too. Plus, when I first started training in Vibrams...I did not realize you should not run on the balls of your feet. I have since learned to relax and let me heel touch the ground. However, some metatarsal pain still exists from that mistake.

    So, I actually have not been on a run in about a week. But it hurts when I walk around and stuff too. I think I need to just go to a good sports medicine doc and get a recovery plan.

    Anyone know of a good place to go in the metro?



    Thanks!

    Dain
     
  2. Barefoot TJ

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    I dont' see any docs on our

    I dont' see any docs on our Map of Barefoot-Friendly Doctors & Specialists in your area. We do have an Ask the Docs forum though, so you could ask questions there. Each of our three docs (an MD, a podiatrist, and a chiropractor) run barefoot.

    I would advise you to allow yourself to completely heal before even trying to attempt running barefoot, minimal, or even traditionally shod again. I think by now you've learned that you're getting no where, and it's getting worse in that you are delaying getting better.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Dain Deutschman

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    Cool. I will check out that

    Cool. I will check out that forum. Also - I think you are right...I need to completely heal first.

    Thanks!

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    Dain, if you are in the Twin

    Dain, if you are in the Twin Cities area, hit up Spine and Sports Institute in either Maple Grove or Eden Prairie. That's where I go for my PT. The owner is also a barefoot runner.

    TJ, I can't find that barefoot friendly PT map you speak of.
     
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    It's sticked at the top of

    It's sticked at the top of the Injuries & Medical Conditions forum. Thanks for adding him to it.
     
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    Cool. I will definately check

    Cool. I will definately check out that place. I really think I need to concentrate on building some core strength and getting healed up before I do much more with barefooting.

    So, I was going to try and make it to Barefoot Ken Bob book signing tonight but I have some family things to attend to. Plus, the copy I own is on the kindle...would be kinda hard to sign that. Bummer though...would have been cool to meet the "Guru".

    Thanks for all the advice! It helps!!
     

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