Plantar Fasciitis: The What, How, and Why of Treating Heel Pain

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

Shin Splints: The What, How, and Why for Treating Medial Tibialis Stress Syndrome

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

Runner’s Knee: The What, How, and Why of Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Do you run? Do you have knees? Then, arguably, you have runner’s knees. Bad jokes aside, runner’s knee is an all-too-common condition that is estimated to make up 17% of all running injuries. That qualifies it to be the #1 injury affecting runners, with IT Band Syndrome coming in second. Runner’s knee can manifest in… Continue reading Runner’s Knee: The What, How, and Why of Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

The 2 Most Common Running Form Errors That Cause Calf Pain and How To Fix Them

Have you ever been in the middle of your half marathon and felt a sharp, pulling, cramping feeling in the back of your leg below your knee? Calf pain affects a great deal of runners and can present as Achilles pain, back-of-the-knee pain, or just a good old tight calf cramp.  Usually, the pain comes… Continue reading The 2 Most Common Running Form Errors That Cause Calf Pain and How To Fix Them

IT Band Syndrome: Form Over Foam

What if IT band syndrome was not caused by a “tight tissue” and what if I told you there was a better and more long term fix to your IT band pain other than the painful foam roller and endless stretching…would you be interested? One of the most common injuries to plague runners is IT… Continue reading IT Band Syndrome: Form Over Foam

Shin Splints: How Improved Running Form Lowers Impact Forces

“How do I get rid of this annoying ache in the front of my shin when I run?” Shin splints plague runners of all ages and ability levels.   Shin pain accounts for 5-17% of all running related injuries.   Anterior shin pain can be dull and frustrating to sharp and debilitating limiting running mileage… Continue reading Shin Splints: How Improved Running Form Lowers Impact Forces

Stress Fractures: 7 Common Risk Factors AND…The Breakthrough Training Tool Proven To Help You Return To Running Safely!

“I have a pain in my shin every time I run and it really hurts!” If this is something you or your child has said recently it is worth paying attention to because it may be more than just the classic shin splints. Shin splints are one of the most common sports and running injuries… Continue reading Stress Fractures: 7 Common Risk Factors AND…The Breakthrough Training Tool Proven To Help You Return To Running Safely!

Treating Runner’s Knee: Don’t Forget the Gluteus Muscles

NHL Bruins hockey is back!  It is always a great week when hockey is back in action and the fall season is in full force.  Autumn is my favorite season and it is a great time to be out running and training.  The cool weather is more kind to the body and the colors and… Continue reading Treating Runner’s Knee: Don’t Forget the Gluteus Muscles

Knee Pain and Running: A Common and Misunderstood Problem

Have you ever been out on a run and half way through you feel a twinge in your knee every time you land?  Have you felt that nagging ache somewhere around your knee cap that comes on at different points in your run and with varying intensity?  Have you poked your thumb around your knee… Continue reading Knee Pain and Running: A Common and Misunderstood Problem

The Runner’s Dilemma: Pain With Running That Nobody Understands

Let’s face it, being injured and having to stop running stinks.  I like to run for fitness for multiple reasons including time, cost, and the great cardiovascular fitness value.  It is more than just fitness.  There is something unique to running that is difficult to replicate with other forms of exercise.  The feeling of satisfaction… Continue reading The Runner’s Dilemma: Pain With Running That Nobody Understands

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