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)
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?
Proximal hamstring tendon pain is frustrating…period. Runners of all distances dread this injury because it sinks its teeth in and sticks around for a long time if not managed properly. If you, or a runner you know, has ever battled a chronic hamstring tendon issue you understand how difficult it can be to beat it… Continue reading 2 Proven Strategies To Fix Chronic Proximal Hamstring Pain
Every runner needs to stretch their hip flexors. In my career as a physical therapist, I have yet to find more than a handful of runners with adequate hip flexor length. I have found most runners to be consistent with stretching for their hamstrings, calves, and piriformis (I will get on my soap box about… Continue reading Balance Your Hips With Running: 3 Keys to the ‘Perfect’ Hip Flexor Stretch