Dealing with running with Sciatic, hip, and lower back pain

SCIATIC NERVE- The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, down your buttock along the back or side of your leg down into your foot. Pain or numbness occurs when the nerve is irritated or compressed Hip and back conditions are often interrelated, and there’s often a nasty domino effect of injuries. For example, tense lower-back muscles can contribute to piriformis syndrome which in turn can … Continue reading Dealing with running with Sciatic, hip, and lower back pain

Having pain in your hips while running.

Am I the only one out there that is suffering from hip flexor pain after running??? I have a feeling I’m not.  Are you running long distances and experiencing some pain in your hip? Tight? Muscle strain? I’m going to give you some useful tips on preventing, controlling  and treating hip flexor pain. Seeing that I have Scoliosis, it is not just a “back problem”; it … Continue reading Having pain in your hips while running.

Learn to love your Foam Roller

If you have been running for a while, I’m sure your very familiar with the infamous foam roller. Although this thing is a pain in the butt..literally, its extremely helpful. Rolling improves circulation, which gets the body ready for a workout and helps it recover afterward. And because rolling breaks down knots that limit range of motion, it preps muscles for stretching. Instead of simply lengthening the … Continue reading Learn to love your Foam Roller

Don’t let Shin Splints get in the way.

Shin splints symptoms can include pain over the inside lower half of the leg. There can be pain at the start of running which often eases as it continues. This pain often returns after activity and may be at its worse the next morning. (TRUE!!) Sometimes you may get some swelling or lumps and may be felt when feeling the inside of the shin bone. … Continue reading Don’t let Shin Splints get in the way.

Stay hydrated!!!

Staying well hydrated is important to everyone, but to runners it is VITAL! It can impair our performance so it is important to stay hydrated. Water is the most important nutrient for life and has many important functions including regulating temperature, lubricating  joints and transporting nutrients and waste throughout the body. You should always be drinking water or a sports drink through out the day, especially … Continue reading Stay hydrated!!!

Preventing Injury

There is a few reasons why runners get injured training for their next race. Injuries such as over training  inflexibility, wrong shoes, ignoring the cues your body is giving you, just to name a few. It is a little hard to determine how exactly to stay injury free but there are a few tips to follow and you can decrease your chances of injuries.  KNOW YOUR LIMIT!!     All … Continue reading Preventing Injury