Tight Hamstrings? Here’s Why + 3 Hamstring Stretch Poses

Tight hamstrings? You’re in the right place. For most of us, tight hamstrings aren’t a life sentence. By incorporating certain lifestyle changes along with some yoga hamstring stretches, you’ll be on the right path to supple hamstrings. What Are The Hamstrings? The hamstrings are tendons (strong bands of tissue) positioned at the back of the thighs. … Read more

Tight Shins When Running? 8 Reasons Why + How To Fix It

Almost every runner is familiar with shin splints, whether they have personally suffered from the condition themselves or they have a fellow running buddy who has. Tight shins when running are unfortunately common, particularly among beginner runners. However, there are plenty of experienced runners who find themselves battling tight shins from time to time. Why … Read more

11 Common Injuries Caused By Old Running Shoes Explained

Runners can be funny about their running shoes. As our sport is relatively simple in terms of equipment, some runners place a lot of stock in the impact their running shoes have on their performance and health as runners. For many runners, the “right” pair of running shoes can make them faster or allow them … Read more

Side Stitch Won’t Go Away? 9 Likely Causes + How To Get Rid Of Them

Have you ever been running, feeling great, and enjoying the workout when it suddenly strikes a terrible side stitch? Just seconds before, you felt like passersby could potentially mistake you for an elite marathoner, and now you’re nearly doubling over in sharp pain. Side stitches can be surprisingly debilitating and uncomfortable, and although they tend to … Read more

Sore Calves After Running? Here’s 6 Reasons Why + How To Resolve It

Sore calves after running are quite common, particularly among beginners or after strenuous workouts. Several factors can contribute to this discomfort, such as adjusting to new exercise routines, running hills, and changing footwear.

To ease soreness, there are a number of steps you can take, from slowly ramping up training intensity to engaging in stretching and strengthening exercises.

8 Causes Of Foot Pain From Running: Why Do My Feet Hurt When I Run?

Running is a cherished activity for many, yet for some runners, the joy of hitting the pavement is overshadowed by the nagging question: Why do my feet hurt when I run?

Foot pain is a common complaint among runners, stemming from a variety of causes that can range from overuse injuries to biomechanical issues.

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the factors contributing to foot pain from running and provide practical solutions to alleviate discomfort and keep you moving forward.

Bruised Toenail From Running? What To Do About Runner’s Toe

As a competitive distance runner and certified running coach, I’ve always been thankful that my uncle is a podiatrist. Between plantar fasciitis, blisters, extensor tendonitis on the top of the foot, and bunions, distance runners are prone to a myriad of foot problems, so I’ve certainly taken advantage of his 50+ years as a podiatrist … Read more

Runner’s Toe: Causes, Symptoms, And Prevention

Between common issues like toenail fungus, bunions, ingrown toenails, blood blisters, and fungal infections between the toes, distance runners don’t tend to have the best-looking feet and toenails. And then there’s the dreaded black toenail from running, so common that it’s actually called runner’s toe. Although most distance runners cringe in disgust when they take … Read more

The 7 Key Steps In Returning To Running After Injury

Like many recreational and pro runners, you probably run for a variety of reasons. Running offers distinct positive effects on your physical, emotional, and social well-being. Working with runners and athletes throughout the years, alongside dealing with my own injuries, has helped me understand the frustration, despair, and lack of direction that comes with recovering … Read more

Pain In Arch Of Foot After Running? 3 Potential Causes + Treatment Plan

Pain in the arch of the foot after running can quickly rob you of the joy of hitting the trails. Running is an excellent way to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it can also lead to various types of injuries, including arch pain. In fact, arch pain, most commonly seen as … Read more

How To Prevent Running Injuries In Adolescent Athletes

Running is a popular and easily accessible sport for adolescents, offering numerous physical and mental health benefits. Across the world, participation rates in running among preadolescents and adolescents reach as high as 40%. Within the United States, running is recorded as the second most prevalent physical pursuit for both girls aged 12 to 15 years … Read more

The Foot Stress Fracture Test: Causes, Symptoms + Treatment

A stress fracture in your foot is one of the most problematic injuries a runner can face. Although it may not necessarily last as long as other injuries, such as Plantar Fasciitis, ITB Syndrome, or Runner’s Knee, it is still a serious injury that needs to be addressed. There are many reasons why a foot stress fracture can occur, … Read more