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
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?
It’s no question that dance is one of the most artistic forms of movements; dancers can tell stories and evoke deep emotion through their choreography (and sometimes even improv!). But, dance is also a highly complex sport, which is easy to forget with how easy dancers make it all look. Just like any other sport,… Continue reading Common Causes of Dance Injuries and How to Prevent Them
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
Runners are always asking questions about how to be better: How to run faster. How to run with more power. How to run to beat your next PR. How to constantly improve, even when there’s no definitive end point for how well you can run. The thing about these goals, though, is that you can… Continue reading Do You Run Efficiently? 7 Training Aspects That Might Be Stealing Your Energy
From the moment you start taking those first, wobbly steps as a child, and all the way through navigating your daily, adult life — walking is an essential part of your movement. It’s an innate ability of ours, and an everyday activity that we take for granted. We assume that we’ll always be able to… Continue reading The 8 Phases of Walking Gait: What Ideal Walking Form Looks Like
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)
Iliotibial band syndrome — IT band syndrome, ITBS, whichever name you prefer — is a notoriously common injury that’s plagued the running community for ages. It can set in quickly, and tends to overstay its welcome like an unwanted guest. But perhaps, even more frustrating, is trying to search for a solution to ITBS on… Continue reading The Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Get Iliotibial Band Syndrome (and Why Foam Rolling Isn’t the Answer)