Our Chiropractic Clinic Blog

Interested in reducing pain and improving fitness? Our chiropractors give tips on building a healthier lifestyle through chiropractic care, nutrition, and more!
Dr. Keith Sparks

Is Your Big Toe Limiting Your Running Speed?

Is Your Big Toe Limiting Your Running Speed?

Whole Body Influence

The big toe is often a forgotten and neglected component of the human body. Proper range of motion in the big toe is vital to creating stability as running speeds increase. Ideally, the big toe needs to dorsiflex (i.e. the toe bends toward the face) at least 45 degrees. However, as speeds increase from walking to running, 65 or more degrees of dorsiflexion is ideal. Lack of big toe range of motion can cause problems local to the foot such as plantar fasciitis,¹ and is even noted with over head athletes such as baseball pitchers and cricket bowlers.²

Continue reading
  4072 Hits

Have a Question?

Do you have a question about chiropractic care, fitness or nutrition?  We would love to hear from you, and we might even turn your question into our next blog post!

Ask a Question

Blog Topics

Foam Rolling Inner Thigh stability #bellybreathing sports Plateau Performance sport injuries rhomboid muscles knee pain allergies Cost #hipstrength Neurology chiropractors Seek Chiropractor BeginningExercise RunningShoes Gym entrepreneur Hip Flexors kansas Acupuncture How to reduce pain FootExercise HamstringStrain Pain Management rehabilitation bodyawareness healthcare Healthcare WestWichita Adjustment Headaches test Wichita Heel Pain 2018 toe functionality GoTime Recovery Foot Pain guest blog Functional Core Taping 5K Rolling Patterns doula Sitting Posture ShoeShopping bodyweight Education Shoulder Pain MRI Shoulder elbow pain development ChiropracticOffice Self Help Disc Herniation Sprinting Information Lumbar Roll Lifting #growingwichita rollingpatterns Pain chiropractor SportsChiropractor knee function Chiropractic performance Orthotics Running myths #Running Adductors ChiropracticPhysician mental health Dry Needling Fitness Yoga Shoes parenting functional chiropractor Home Stretches Cupping Therapy mechanics Conservative Care Compression Sleeves GroupTraining BackPain Accupuncture Squats patriotic Equipment DNS FoamRollingFriday Toe Handout Elbow Pain Pectoralis Muscles Exercise treatment options lifting motorpatterns Company Announcements Mobility Drill plantar fasciitis knee joint crawling Mechanics pain management ICTrunning WestWichitaChiropractor race #RunningPain stress orthotics WichitaChiropractor Understanding Pain Inflammation inflammation #freemuscletherapy Health childbearing Low Back Pain muscletherapy SportsInjury #races Core Strength Limitation Myofascial Release tag2 Physical Therapy Treatment Options Sitting Help Rhomboid Muscles sara skiles #KneePain Membership Plan health FAQ home stretches foot complaint culture membership plan foot pain #FootPain Fitness Class dairy free Grand Opening Body Awareness seminar Conditioning Glute Muscles #deepsquat Nerve Pain #localfarmers ICT knee health Top 5 wichita Feet awareness #somethingsbrewingict #HipPain Crossfit disc herniation squats movement screen physical therapy SportsRehab #Wichita running Latissimus Dorsi PlantarFasciitis Movement community Squat Massage adjustment Mobility esports #localbusiness #1millioncupsict Insurance Myths Tension Payment DryNeedling Healing tummytime chiropractic Wet Needling Breathing Stop Light 1MillionCups conditioning Rehabilitation squat pregnancy WSU postpartum Soft Tissue Therapy #wholefoods gaming weekend Mid-Back Pain Strain crossfit

Subscribe to Our Blog

Move HEALTHY.               Feel HEALTHY.              Live HEALTHY.