Why Does My Groin Hurt when I Run?

Many runners deal with groin pain — it’s surprisingly common in the sport, yet the issue remains  enigmatic for those who experience it. That’s because the groin is a complex part of the body. It comprises various structures between the hips and upper thighs, including anything from the musculature to the tendons to the bony… Continue reading Why Does My Groin Hurt when I Run?

Is Pronation Bad for Running?

What do you think of when you hear the word “pronation”? If your initial reaction is negative, you’re not alone… Many runners only hear about pronation in frustrating contexts, like being told they run incorrectly or that they’re in pain because their feet pronate. It’s an understandable association; if running coaches or medical professionals are… Continue reading Is Pronation Bad for Running?

What Causes Tight Ankles? How to Improve Your Ankle Mobility

When you’re dealing with restricted movement, there’s often more to the story than what’s going on at the site of limitation, pain, or injury… This is because functional movement is hardly ever exclusive to just one part of the body. Biomechanical or physiological processes connect all your tissues and structures, so when an issue presents… Continue reading What Causes Tight Ankles? How to Improve Your Ankle Mobility

Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

People are quick to assume that running is bad for your joints because the sport is notorious for its high injury rates. Most runners end up dealing with some variation of aches and pains, many of which manifest within the joints themselves. Runners most frequently have gripes with pain or injury in their knees or… Continue reading Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

What Causes Hip Impingement, and How Do I Fix It?

Femoroacetabular impingement sounds daunting at first — as do most other diagnoses with intimidatingly long names. Which is why most people shorten it to “FAI” or “hip impingement” instead. Regardless of what you call it, FAI is a relatively common diagnosis, especially in a world of desk jobs and sedentary lifestyles. The problem being: even… Continue reading What Causes Hip Impingement, and How Do I Fix It?

The 10 Best Exercises for Improving Shoulder Mobility

Last month, we reviewed some of the basics behind shoulder joint anatomy and mobility. And in dissecting all its complex structures and wide range of motion, we established just how versatile the joint is and how much it contributes to our everyday movement. However, in order to capitalize on the full range of movement, we… Continue reading The 10 Best Exercises for Improving Shoulder Mobility

The Importance of Shoulder Mobility (and How to Assess It)

We often take the shoulder for granted; from movements as simple as a shrug to a high velocity baseball pitch, the shoulder is a wildly capable joint essential to our everyday movement. (It actually has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body!) What’s unfortunate is that we don’t always acknowledge how… Continue reading The Importance of Shoulder Mobility (and How to Assess It)

When Is It Safe to Run After ACL Surgery?

Although running may seem simple in theory, it’s a surprisingly complex sport to nail down. Optimal running performance boils down to pretty specific biomechanics, and it’s surprisingly common for running deficiencies to cause damage to your body. Up to 79% of runners have sustained some kind of injury, whether it be a light ankle sprain… Continue reading When Is It Safe to Run After ACL Surgery?

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