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

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

Red Light Therapy for Muscle Recovery: How To + 7 Benefits

There are quite a few novel training and recovery modalities for athletes. From ice baths to compression boots and vibration plates to electromyostimulation, athletes who want to stay on the cutting edge of exercise recovery and performance optimization have a bevy of tools at their disposal. Another potential tool for muscle recovery after a workout … Read more

Running with Plantar Fasciitis: What Is It + 7 Exercises To Recover Quickly

If you run regularly, you or someone you know has probably experienced plantar fasciitis. Amongst runners, incidence rates of plantar fasciitis range between 4.5% and 10% in any given year, making it one of the most common injuries for runners to experience. An injury can quickly destabilize a training plan and disrupt your routine. Plantar … Read more

Can You Run After A Hip Replacement? Expert Advice To Get Back To Running

If you’re an avid runner, there are probably few things your doctor can tell you that would scare you more than hearing you need a hip replacement. Most runners who undergo a hip replacement have significant osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease in the hip, which can make running extremely painful, if even possible. But, can … Read more

Runner’s Knee Recovery Time + Helpful Tips To Get Back Running

Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is an unfortunately common running injury that can strike both beginners and experienced runners alike. In fact, studies show that runner’s knee is actually the most common overuse running injury, with an incidence of about 19–30% in female runners and 13–25% in male runners. Runner’s knee often begins with … Read more

Expert Advice On How To Adjust Your Training Plan After Injury Or Illness

Most runners will attest that their best performances and biggest improvements have come after extended chunks of consistent training.  When you have long training blocks with no interruptions due to illness, injury, or otherwise, you can continually make gradual progress in the forward progression without losing any ground from time off. However, as much as … Read more

Running With Osteoarthritis + 13 Tips To Help You Run Comfortably

Osteoarthritis in one or multiple joints is extremely common in older adults.  While we often hear about osteoarthritis in the knees and hips, it’s possible to have osteoarthritis in any joint. Based on the movements involved in running, runners are usually most impacted by osteoarthritis in the knees, hips, ankles, spine, feet, and shoulders. But, … Read more

Running With A Hernia: Is It Safe? + 6 Tips For Running After A Hernia

A hernia can be a painful, or at least unsettling, injury. They are characterized by a bulging or outpouching of the intestines or other tissues through the abdominal wall. Unfortunately, hernias are quite common, especially among men, and runners aren’t immune. But, can you get a hernia from running? Moreover, can you run with a … Read more