Heel diseases can be very annoying for athletes who have to wear hard boots for many hours per week, and often, training gets very difficult due to severe pain.
A lot of skaters complain about pain, redness and tenderness in their heels; sometimes a bulge like a little hard ball can appear on the back of our feet. What is that and why is it so common in skaters?
Coaches always tell skaters to stretch, but what does science say about the role of stretching in improving the performance and preventing injuries? Martina Ricci, doctor, synchro skater for 18 years, and editor for Jura Synchro reviewed the scientific literature.