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Tag Archives: injury recovery

What’s Causing My Back Pain?

The back plays a huge role when it comes to running, but sometimes we make it do more than it should. Back pain while or after running a fairly common occurrence, but it is not considered a normal thing. Translation: it should not occur and is highly avoidable. So why does it happen so often? […]

A Few Running Setbacks and How to Deal With Them

While virtually every runner I work with has a unique story, there’s a common theme that comes up no matter who I am helping. Every runner wants to avoid injury while running at a high level. I always struggle with how to address this idea when it comes up. I gently try to convey the […]

The Cause of Your Running Injury Isn’t Always What You’d Expect

Have foot and lower leg issues that aren’t clearing up? No matter how much you stretch and strengthen the lower leg or the foot, are things just not getting better? Perhaps you’re not looking at the correct area. When pain or injuries persist through the exercises, modalities, or therapy we are using as treatment, the […]

What’s Causing My Shin Splints?

Shin splints are a common issue with runners, and they’re one of the most frustrating. Once they flare up, the rest of your run can be miserable. Each step can become excruciatingly painful. They make it very difficult for you to pick up your foot, especially your toes. They make just getting home a painful […]

Runner’s Knee – What It Is, and What to Do About It

The Runner’s Knee diagnosis is one that includes a number of possible conditions and tends to get used a lot when it comes to knee pain in runners. In a general sense, Runner’s Knee is typically referred to when someone has pain located on the front of the knee. Runner’s Knee is more of a […]

The IT Band and You – What Is The Real Issue?

You have pain down the side of your thigh. Ask a physician, Dr. Google, or your running buddies, and they will tell you that you have IT Band Syndrome or a tight IT Band. Let’s talk about this! What is it exactly? What causes it? What can you do about it? First, a little anatomy […]

Nutrition and the Injured Athlete: How to Optimize Recovery Through Food

Nutrition plays an important role in recovery from injuries. Specific nutrients can speed up the healing process when we have breaks, fractures, sprains, or tears. Here are some examples of nutrients that can optimize your recovery from a running injury! Calcium Calcium is an important mineral for bone health. Foods containing calcium are dairy products, […]

Never Run Again Is Not An Answer

Talking to runners on a daily basis, I frequently hear “my (insert medical practitioner) told me not to run anymore.” It makes me absolutely cringe. Our bodies are meant to run. Just look at history and the things people have needed to do for survival and you can see that: in battle, in search of […]

5 Exercises You Can Use to Treat Achilles Tendinopathy

We now know what Achilles tendinopathy is and how it commonly develops — now let’s do something about it! This week, I’m bringing you my top five exercises for rehabbing Achilles tendinopathy via core strength, hip stability, and load tolerance for the Achilles tendon specifically. As I mentioned in my previous post, Achilles injuries are often a […]