Calf Pain From Running? 2 Likely Causes + An Effective Treatment Plan

Most runners have experienced some form of calf pain from running. Whether it’s a strain, tear, cramp, or just tightness, calf pain can be quite debilitating. Calf pain is often categorized by pain or discomfort in the gastrocnemius, soleus, or plantaris muscle and can happen during or after running. Calf pain while running is common, … Read more

Can I Run With A Hamstring Strain? + How To Recover Properly

Are you experiencing hamstring pain while running? A hamstring strain is not as common as other running injuries, such as ITB Syndrome or Runner’s Knee, but still boasts a high prevalence amongst athletes who run. A hamstring strain can occur due to direct trauma to an area or, like most running injuries, when your training demands … Read more

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

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

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

Pelvic Pain After Running? 9 Possible Causes + What To Do About It

Running can potentially cause all sorts of lower body injuries, and pain in lower-body joints such as the hips and knees while running is unfortunately rather common. Pelvic pain after running is a less frequent complaint, though certainly something to take seriously, as the pelvis supports the abdominal cavity, pelvic organs, and spine, and plays … Read more

Big Toe Pain From Running? Here Are 7 Possible Causes

Runners tend to think about common injuries for large body parts like the knees, hips, and shins, but even an injury to your big toe can have a significant impact on your training. Big toe pain running certainly isn’t as common as injuries to the knees or legs, yet some runners do end up sidelined … Read more

11 Common Injuries Caused By Old Running Shoes Explained

Runners can be funny about their running shoes. Because 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 these runners, the “right” pair of running shoes can make them faster or allow them … Read more

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

If you’re new to running or have just completed a tough race, it’s fairly likely that you’ll have some muscle soreness, including sore calves.  Sore calves after running can be uncomfortable, and can make it feel like you want to walk on your tiptoes, but fortunately, tight or sore calves after running typically resolve in … Read more

Side Stitch Won’t Go Away? Here Are 9 Likely Causes + Solutions

Have you ever been running, feeling great and enjoying the workout, when suddenly it strikes: a terrible side stitch. Just seconds before, you felt like passers by 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 … Read more