Runner’s Knee

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

One of the most common running injuries, the ITBS

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

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.