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?
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
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)
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?
Low back pain is the bane of many peoples’ existence… And that can be especially true for runners. When you’re looking forward to a long weekend run after a hard week of work, the last thing you want to deal with is low back pain that forces you to walk or stop running altogether. Running… Continue reading Why Do I Have Low Back Pain while Running? The 4 Most Common Causes and How to Fix Them
Unidentified shin pain is an incredibly common gripe for runners, and determining what exactly that pain is can be a frustrating, ambiguous process. After all, most resources tend to assign any old shin pain as shin splints — which isn’t inherently wrong, but there’s more to the symptoms than a vague umbrella term. With shin… Continue reading The 6 Most Common Risk Factors for Stress Fractures in Running
If you’re a runner, you’ve likely lived firsthand the unique bond that comes with running as a sport — there’s that unparalleled appreciation for hitting the road, finding your stride, and finding escape through running. But to have that world suddenly interrupted by injury is shocking, to say the least. To make matters even more… Continue reading Is Running Safe After Meniscus Surgery?
If you’ve ever hobbled through intense heel pain, you know how rough and tumble it can get. When you wake up every morning, it strikes the bottom of your foot as you take those first few steps out of bed. It can feel like a nail driving into your foot with each step, and that… Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis: The What, How, and Why of Treating Heel Pain
Having pain in the inside of your lower leg? It’s probably shin splints. Having pain on the front of your lower leg? It’s probably shin splints. Having pain when you touch the bone of your lower leg? You guessed it. It’s probably shin splints. Sounds like almost anything could be shin splints, right? Well, that’s… Continue reading Shin Splints: The What, How, and Why for Treating Medial Tibialis Stress Syndrome