Have you ever felt a nagging, sharp pain in your heel that doesn’t seem to quite go away? When it comes to heel pain, plantar fasciitis is frequently the culprit. Plantar fasciitis can affect just one foot or both of the feet. What is the plantar fascia? The flat, thick ligament that extends from the […]
If you’re a runner, chances are you’ve rolled an ankle at some point. Maybe more than once. Most of the time, you can walk it off. But as most runners know, it just takes one misstep to end up with a sprained ankle. A sprained ankle occurs when one or more of the ligaments surrounding […]
Whether you’re a runner or non-runner, walker or jogger, or anything in between, hip pain is a common problem. There can be many different causes of hip pain, but one common trend seems to emerge—tightness and weakness in the hip muscles usually come with it. Luckily, there are many ways to strengthen and stretch the […]
Injuries aren’t an inevitable part of running! In fact, adding just a few proactive measures to your training routine can make a huge difference.
Runners with a low cadence are likely to overstride and are at a higher risk of injury. How you can prevent injury by improving your cadence.
Just about every runner has heard about the IT band, but not everyone understands it. Usually, runners know about it because they’ve developed nagging knee pain and are told that they should foam roll their IT band. But what exactly is going on when this happens? The IT Band is a band of thickened fibrous […]
Some running injuries can arise from biomechanical irregularities, such as weak muscles, imbalanced hips, inactive glutes, and tight muscles, runners of all levels should include these injury prevention exercises in their training. These exercises focus on the muscle groups most used in running: the hips, core, and glutes. If these areas are weak, your form […]
Kick Those Glutes Into Gear (And Stretch Those Hip Flexors) There’s no way around it — injuries are the worst. As a trainer, I hear the same story over and over again: one day you’re training for a race and everything is going well and next thing you know, injury strikes! So why do we […]