Category Archives: Injuries

Helping You Heal From Muscle Strains and Ligament Sprains Faster

As a runner you have most likely not gone your whole career without any aches, pains or injuries. Some of the most common injuries tend to be muscle strains and ligaments sprains. Although these are not typically the most serious of injuries they do need to be taken care of to prevent further tissue damage or possible re-injury. When you encounter a muscle strain or ligament sprain be prepared with some basic tips to help you recover faster. Prompt Treatment Most of you out there usually try to either run through it or just wait it out. First off it Continue reading

Top 10 Best Plantar Fasciitis Night Splints & Braces Reviewed

Looking for a Plantar Fasciitis Night Split or a Brace that reduces pain but doesn’t ruin your wallet? Find the top 10 picks all compared in depth in this big guide! Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that runners find themselves up against. Therefore, there have been many studies carried out to find an appropriate solution for the problem. Besides treatments such as exercises designed to stretch the plantar fascia ligament, physical therapy, ice massaging of the inflamed area as well as anti-inflammatory medication, wearing a night splint is one of the most commonly followed methods. Night Continue reading

Runner’s Knee? No Problem!

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) also known as “Runner’s Knee” is probably one of the most annoying injuries any runner can face. We’re going to dive into how to adapt your running gait to help prevent and treat Runner’s Knee. I am really not a fan of changing someone gait dramatically, but I am a fan of giving cues to make a runner more efficient and more functional. Running is a very individual thing and everyone is different. Not everyone will run the same because everyone is built differently. So how can there be only one way to run? Well, there Continue reading

The Root Of Your IT Band Issues

It’s very simple: Treat the root, strengthen the glute. If I only had a dollar for every time I heard someone tell me that their coach has advised them to use a foam roller to fix their Iliotibial (IT) Band issues. The bad thing is that won’t fix it, the good news is that simple anatomy and physiology 101 will! The IT band is a long tissue that attaches at your knee and to a muscle called the tensor fascia latae (TFL) on your hip. Don’t worry, there’s no spelling quiz, but it’s important to understand the anatomy part because Continue reading