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why do my knees hurt when I run?

why do my knees hurt when I run? Knee pain when running is a common issue for runners. Strengthening knees for running can help reduce knee pain now and prevent it in the future. what is runners knee? Runners knee is not a single a condition but is what we often call the variety of […]

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How to get rid of shin splints: 6 tips try now

what are shin splints? What exactly shin splints are is still not entirely confirmed by science. But what we do know is that it’s a pain and tenderness in the shin area and you are interested in how to get rid of shin splints. The medical name for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome. […]

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Calves cramping when running? Tips to stop it

what is calf cramp? Muscle fibres contract and relax in turn when you use a muscle. Sometimes a muscle gets stuck in the contracted state and that’s what the pain of cramp is. Pain in the back of the lower leg is calf cramp, and if you find calves cramping when running, you often have […]

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Leg injuries

shin stress

I have shin pain – what is it? If you have a pain and tenderness in the shin area on the front of your lower legs, it might be shin splints. There are often found in runners who are starting out or who have dramatically increased their mileage. The condition is created from an increase […]

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Knees Leg injuries

5 IT Band treatments for runners now – The Injured Runner

the IT band and IT band treatments IT band syndrome or Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome is a condition that results in pain on the outer side of the knee. The iliotibial band is a thick band of tissue along the outer side of the thigh. It attaches to the Tensor Fascia muscle on the front, […]

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Hamstring Tendonitis treatment to try now – The Injured Runner

Hamstring Tendonitis is a pain that is felt on and just below the boney part of your butt that you sit on. The hamstring tendon attaches to this bone and can become painful. I have seen this develop after a runner stumbles and catches them self from falling forward. The hamstrings tighten to prevent the […]

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Recovery Leg injuries

Shin Splint treatments – try now on the Injured Runner

what are shin splints? If you’re here you are likely suffering from shin splint pain and looking for shin splint treatments. So let us start with what on earth are shin splints. The answer to this isn’t super straightforward as we don’t know 100% what causes shinsplints. Some runners – especially if you’re just starting […]

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Leg injuries

Meniscus Injuries – not a nightmare

Meniscus injuries introduction Meniscus injuries are the fourth most common injury in runners according to a study of over 2000 runners seeking medical care. The meniscus is a crescent shaped structure that provides cushioning and stability in the knee joint – think of them as little shock absorbers in your knees. Meniscus tears A tear […]

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Tibial Stress Fractures in runners – The Injured Runner

Stress Fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded your body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the bone. The most common sites for a stress fracture in the shin are the top inner portion of the shinbone (medial tibial plateau) and the central portion of the shin. […]

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Recovery Leg injuries

Runners stretch calf!

Calf Strain is a strain of the calf muscles – runners stretch calf. You may feel this at the junction where the Achilles tendon blends into the muscle or right in the muscle itself. Symptoms usually develop during a race or hard work out. You may be able to run just fine at slower speeds […]