Shoulder Pain When Running: 4 Common Injuries + Prevention Tips 

Aches and pains seem to come and go as you run, but usually, you don’t expect them in your upper body. However, shoulder pain when running is more common than you might think. After all, running is a full-body movement, and when you’re running, you’re not only engaging your legs but also activating your arms and … Read more

Groin Pain From Running? 7 Possible Causes + Effective Treatment

Although knee injuries, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints are more common among runners, groin pain can be a frustrating and persistent injury with the potential to sideline you from training. Groin pain from running can be difficult to diagnose due to the intricate biomechanical nature of the area. As a result, many runners with groin pain simply … Read more

Why Do My Ankles Hurt When I Run? 5 Possible Causes + Simple Fixes

Did you know that the average runner takes 1700 steps every mile? Multiply that by however many miles you’re running, and it’s easy to appreciate the hard work our ankles do for us. According to a 2015 meta-review, the incidence of ankle-related running injuries varies between 3.9% – 16.6%. Many of us have asked ourselves, why do my … Read more

Should You Foam Roll Your IT Band? + 6 Exercises To Loosen The ITB

The iliotibial band, or IT band (ITB), is a dense band of fibrous fascia that runs along the outside of your upper leg, originating from the gluteus maximus and tensor fascia latae muscles and connecting to the tibia. The ITB predominantly functions to maintain pelvic and knee stabilization and assists in abduction, extension, flexion, and lateral rotation of the hip. … Read more

Immediate Relief For Sciatica Pain: 5 Stretches To Calm Pain Instantly

Sciatica can cause extremely uncomfortable—if not debilitating—pain in your back, butt, and/or leg.  It can make it impossible to sit, stand, or walk comfortably, let alone work out, leading anyone suffering from sciatica to seek exercises and stretches for immediate sciatica relief.  In this article, we will discuss what causes sciatica, how stretching can potentially … Read more

Piriformis Syndrome For Runners: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

Are you experiencing an aching soreness in your glutes or shooting pain down the back of your leg? Piriformis Syndrome can be a real pain in the a$$. It can be tricky to accurately diagnose due to the long list of symptoms, including glute, hip, and hamstring pain. Piriformis Syndrome can occur due to direct … Read more

Pain Relief: When To Use Heat Vs Ice To Treat Injuries

It should go without saying that no one likes to be in pain. We will do whatever we can to facilitate pain relief, particularly if the pain-relieving modalities are non-pharmacological.  Narcotic pain medication, as well as anti-inflammatories like Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen sodium), and Tylenol (acetaminophen), are all associated with negative health effects, side effects, … Read more

Iliotibial Band Syndrome For Runners: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common running injuries that can seriously hamper your training. If ignored, it can end up leaving you completely sidelined. ITBS is often categorized by pain or discomfort near the lateral aspect of the knee, with an incidence rate estimated between 5% and 14%. ITBS can be … Read more

Runner’s Knee Explained: How To Diagnose and 9 Exercises To Treat It

Runner’s knee is a condition you hear about regularly in the running world. It can seriously hamper your training, leaving you completely sidelined. Runner’s knee is an umbrella term that describes several conditions that cause pain around the patellar tendon. It is more accurately described as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). It is often dubbed ‘Runner’s … Read more

Acupuncture For Athletes: 7 Benefits + What To Expect

Acupuncture can be a great way to increase circulation and support healthy healing in the body. For this reason, acupuncture for athletes can potentially help support workout recovery and injury rehabilitation. But what are the benefits of acupuncture for athletes? What does acupuncture feel like? In this guide, we will discuss the benefits of acupuncture … Read more

How To Treat Shin Splints And Keep Running

Shin splints, otherwise known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), are usually categorized by pain along the inside edge of the shinbone. MTSS typically occurs in runners and athletes who are exposed to excessive weight-bearing activities such as long-distance running or jumping. Do your shins hurt when running? If you are experiencing shin splints, you are … Read more