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Tag Archives: running-related injuries

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 […]

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 […]

What to Do When You Can’t Run

One of the more unfortunate rites of passage a runner endures is getting injured. While there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the chances of incurring an injury, it’s nearly impossible to eliminate the risk of injury entirely. Virtually every runner has to deal with being sidelined at some point. If you […]

Achilles Tendinopathy – Don’t Let it Be Your (Running) Weakness!

The dreaded Achilles heel for many runners is Achilles tendinopathy. This is a condition where the Achilles tendon becomes injured. Common complaints involve heel pain or discomfort around the Achilles tendon, which usually starts at the beginning or end of activities but often feels less severe while running. If left untreated, these symptoms tend to […]