We all know that the feet are an essential part of running form, down to the range of motion in your ankle to the way your feet hit the ground with every step. Plenty of runners focus on the importance of foot landing, especially when it comes to footstrike and what part of the foot… Continue reading Why Cross-Over Gait Hurts Your Running Efficiency
Lots of people ask us if it’s okay — or even possible — to run safely with knee arthritis. Oftentimes, these individuals have been told by others to stop running for a myriad of reasons. People are quick to say that running is “bad for your joints” or that “it causes arthritis”… but there’s a… Continue reading Can You Run with Knee Arthritis?
Tommy John surgery is a daunting procedure that affects athletes from all kinds of sports — but, it’s most common for baseball players and pitchers, especially those in the MLB. According to the statistics, the number of players who have gone through Tommy John surgery has steadily increased over the years. While the frequency of… Continue reading What is Tommy John Surgery, and What Are the Risk Factors? (Part I)
When runners have an upcoming race, they spend countless hours focused on training and working and building up to the big day. But what happens after all that? There’s a LOT of work that goes into the time before a race, and a lot of effort needed for running the race itself. With weeks or… Continue reading How to Recover After Any Distance Race
Rock climbers are no strangers to elbow pain… sometimes it strikes after a climb, sometimes it tingles, sometimes it sets in with a combination of symptoms in the shoulder or neck… There’s a whole host of reasons as to why climbers might experience elbow pain. And, we’re here to review some of the diagnoses that… Continue reading Elbow Pain with Climbing: Common Diagnoses and General Recovery
Achilles tendon pain is a frustratingly common problem for runners. When it first starts creeping in, it feels like a dull ache that hits after a run, and it usually doesn’t hit hard or long enough to cause alarm… So, understandably, runners tend to gloss over it — it’s not severe enough to stop their… Continue reading Why Does My Achilles Hurt When I Run?
Most runners know now that strength training is non-negotiable — it’s no longer a question of “Should I do strength work?” but “What’s the best and most efficient strength work I can do?” Because let’s face it: runners just want to run! Even when you know all the supplemental training is good and necessary, it’s… Continue reading Why Runners Have to Do These 5 Plyometric Workouts
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?
Running is notorious for its high injury rates… but even knowing how common injury is, nothing’s changing. So many athletes are still getting injured, year over year. Runners continue to seek out the best methods for preventing injury, and they have the entire internet to scour for the solutions. So why does it keep happening?… Continue reading Prevent Running Injuries with These Top 5 Exercises
Your feet are incredibly important for running, for obvious reasons. And for less obvious reasons, too! The foot is a complex anatomical structure: though it may not seem like much, it’s chock full of passive and active tissues that allow it a wide range of motion and functionality. In fact, there’s so much going on… Continue reading How to Improve Foot Strength for Running