Blister Under Your Toenail? Here’s How To Treat It

Runners’ feet can be pretty gnarly. Between black or bruised toenails, blisters, calluses, and athlete’s foot, almost every runner would be a good candidate for a pedicure any day of the week. A blister under your toenail is one of the many common foot maladies you may contend with as a runner. Most of the time, … 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

Ticks And Lyme Disease: What Runners Need To Know

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is typically carried by black-legged deer ticks. Symptoms can span the gamut from fevers, malaise, a classic bullseye, and joint pain in the acute phase of the disease, to dizziness, arthritis, tremors, vision changes, cardiovascular complication, and more if the disease progresses and lingers. … Read more

Runner’s Face: What It Is And 8 Ways To Avoid It

There are certain maladies that runners are prone to and thus become familiar with over their years of running. Examples include injuries like shin splints and plantar fasciitis, or conditions like delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and the dreaded runner’s trots. “Runner’s face” might not be a term you’re necessarily familiar with, but if you’ve been … Read more

Night Sweats From Running, Explained + 9 Tips To Prevent Them

After a full day of work, family responsibilities, and a hard run, there’s nothing more alluring than slipping under the covers and finally resting your head on your pillow to sleep. While you sleep, your muscles continue to recover from your workout, repairing the microtears and replenishing muscle glycogen stores. If all goes well, you’ll … Read more

Can You Run After A Knee Replacement? 5 Expert Tips To Get Back To Running

Nearly every runner has found themselves defending the well-meaning words of caution from a loved one: “Running is bad for your knees!”  The concern that running will damage your knees has persisted for years, despite the fact that research has shown that marathoners and long-distance runners may have healthier knees than sedentary age-matched peers. However, … Read more

Running With Allergies: 10 Tips To Help You Enjoy Seasonal Running

After a long winter of bundling up and trudging through sloppy miles on slushy and snowy roads during cold, dark mornings, there’s nothing more invigorating and enticing to a runner than the prospect of enjoying warm spring runs.  The springtime lighting is beautiful, whether you’re an early morning runner or hit the roads or trails … Read more

6 Ways To Stop A Toenail Falling Off From Running

Some say it’s a badge of honor for any runner. Others shudder in disgust. Whichever camp you fall in, if you’ve ever had a toenail falling off running, you’ve experienced the unfortunate situation referred to as runner’s toenail. A survey of 719 trail runners found that toenail injuries were actually the most commonly reported injuries … Read more

Running With Flat Feet + 8 Tips On How To Run With Flat Feet

Runners tend to like to control things about their training and fitness. Fortunately, a great deal of our progress and performance as runners is indeed in our control. How far we run, what speed workouts we do, whether or not we strength train regularly, how attuned we are to our body’s need for a rest … Read more

Tight Shins When Running? Here’s 8 Reasons Why + How To Resolve It

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

Chest Pain When Running? Here Are 8 Potential Causes

We all know that running is good for the heart and lungs. Within just the first minute or so of any run, you can start to feel your pulse increasing as your heart beats faster to pump enough oxygenated blood to your working muscles.  Some runners notice mild chest tightness or heaviness when they first … Read more

Running While Sick: How-To Guide + 5 Tips For Ultimate Health

One of the best things about running is the ability to exercise and be happily active year-round with few limitations on conditions, gear, or time of day. But what happens when you are ready for your run and start feeling crummy? Is running while sick a viable option? What if you wake up with a … Read more

Stomach Pain After Running? Here Are 12 Possible Causes + Fixes

We often think of musculoskeletal injuries like shin splints and IT band syndrome when we think of pain after running, but many runners also deal with various types of stomach pain after running.  While not typically a running injury per se, stomach pain while running or after a workout can still significantly compromise your training … Read more