The universal shoe tying technique of a rabbit perpetually running around a tree works great when you’re 5. However, as most runners have experienced, shoes can be a source of discomfort and even sometimes pain.
Elite athletes have a high risk of injury while participating in sport and the most common sports injuries can all be attributed to podiatric complications. Professional and elite athletes push their bodies to the limit and will often risk injury for a better performance. That being the case, as a group, elite athletes will often mask the symptoms of injury and can make difﬁcult patients by playing down symptoms in an effort to get back on the playing ﬁeld sooner.