Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They are caused by the repetitive use of force, often by overdoing, such as repeatedly jumping or running long distances. Stress fractures can also come from normal use of a bone that’s been weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis. Stress fractures are most common on bones that carry weight. Runners are more susceptible to stress … Continue reading Are you running with a stress fracture?
Blisters! EEK! Probably one of the things runner hate most! Have you ever ran with blisters on your feet? I know I have and it would really irritate me and cause me to stop running all because of a tiny little bubble on my foot. Blisters on feet are a common problem caused by friction from shoes or clothing which rubs repeatedly on the skin. … Continue reading Running with foot blisters
Do you think you have Peroneal Tendonitis? The two peroneal tendons(A tendon is a band if tissue that connects muscles to bone) in the foot run side-by-side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon attaches to the outer part of the midfoot, while the other tendon runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. These tendons are important because they … Continue reading Running with Peroneal Tendonitis
Shin splints are probably a runner’s worst nightmare!! I know they are mine, and I struggle when they attack! But there are different kinds of shin splints pain. There is anterior and posterior shin splints. Anterior shin splints is having pain in the front of the leg right below the knee; the tibialas anterior. The posterior shin splints is pain along the inside edge of the … Continue reading Prevent shin splints.
Doing some strength training as a runner can only turn you into a powerhouse machine. You become stronger, and more efficient as a runner, and gain resistance to injuries. Performing exercises that strengthens your core and upper body are just as important as strengthening your running muscles such as the glutes and hamstrings. With a lean but strong body, a runner can hold off muscle fatigue and maintain … Continue reading Strength training for runners
Running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone. The resulting pain can be sharp and sudden or dull and chronic, and it may disappear while you’re running, only to return again afterward. Patellofemoral disorder, patellar malalignment, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and chondromalacia, better known as Runner’s knee, is inflammation of the underside of the patella. The patella’s posterior surface is covered with a layer … Continue reading Runner’s Knee
Us runners have come across a side stitch or two in our running life. I don’t know about you but it certainly is annoying and always appears at the worst time! It slows me down and brings down my speed!! UGH! A side stitch, side cramp, stitch, whatever you want to call it, is an intense stabbing pain right at the end of the ribcage. Also known … Continue reading The side stitch!
Besides your heel getting the name from the Greek Hero, Achilles, it also has a common injury for runners known as Achilles Tendonitis. It is a common condition that causes pain down the back of the leg near the heel. Besides being the largest tendon in the body, it connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, and jump. Although … Continue reading Are you running with pain in your heel? It could be Achilles Tendonitis.
Iliotibial band syndrome is one of the leading causes of knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band(IT band) is a thick band of fascia on the outside of the knee, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during running, as it moves from behind the femur to the front of … Continue reading One of the most common running injuries, the ITBS
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue on the sole of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. The two ends of the tendon attach at the bottom of the toes and at the front of the heel bone by means of fascia, a strong fibrous membrane. The plantar tendon keeps the arch of … Continue reading Avoid running with Plantar Fasciitis