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

Tight Leg Muscles? Here’s Why + 10 Ways To Loosen Tight Muscles

Perhaps you are a runner, cyclist, or another athlete who either doesn’t stretch often or stretches with little avail, or perhaps you are someone who doesn’t have time for consistent exercise and has to sit all day at your job. In either scenario, it’s quite common to experience tight leg muscles, and many people complain … Read more

What Is Cupping Therapy? What To Expect, Benefits + Drawbacks

There is any number of healing modalities that we can take advantage of these days.  For example, there are medications, red light therapy, and physical therapy exercises and modalities depending on your pain and problem. Or you might try Chinese herbs or acupuncture if you like to treat your body with Eastern medicine techniques. Another … Read more

Muscle Scraping Explained: What Is It, The Benefits + Is It Safe?

When you go to a physical therapy appointment for a musculoskeletal injury, the physical therapist will likely employ numerous treatment modalities, depending on your injury. For example, you might receive electromyostimulation (EMS), you might be put through some passive range of motion stretches, or you might receive dry needling. Another potential treatment technique used in … Read more

Heel Pain After Running? Here are 10 Possible Causes + How To Fix It

Heel hurts after running? Running injuries can be troublesome, tiresome, and confusing. Particularly when we don’t know what’s causing them. Pain in the heel can be especially confusing, given the intricate overlap of tendons, nerves, and muscles surrounding the area. Today we will break down the most likely causes of heel pain after running and … Read more