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Treating Achilles Tendonitis at home

Achilles Tendonitis is a painful condition affecting the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon transfers forces equivalent to four to eleven times your body weight when running. Unfortunately, the body is not always able to tolerate that much force and the result is a painful Achilles tendon. We have a few suggestions for you to to […]

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Outer Knee Pain Case study- The Injured Runner

David is a 42 year old runner that started feeling pain in the outer part of his right knee. He had run 11 marathons in the previous 2 years without any pain and then began to experience pain in his left knee. He cut back on his running for 2 months tried using a foam […]

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Hamstring Strain – The Injured runner

Hamstring Strain is a strain of the muscles on the back of the thigh and often a result of speed training or racing. You will usually feel a distinct tightening or pain in the middle third of the muscle. A hamstring strain can come on suddenly and send you limping off of the track or […]

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Hamstring Stretches – The Injured Runner

Many runners have tight hamstrings. And many of them would benefit from doing hamstring stretches! Tight hamstrings may be related to knee pain, butt pain and perhaps even heel pain. A great way to stretch the hamstrings and also protect your back can be performed by lying on your back next to a taller object […]

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hallux rigidus treatments- The Injured Runner

What is hallux rigidus? Hallux Rigidus means a stiff big toe. Runners with this condition experience pain in or on the top of the knuckle of the big toe with limited ability to bend the toe. This may be related to arthritis or a previous injury to the area. Keep reading for hallux rigidus treatments. […]

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Tibial Compartment Syndrome – The Injured Runner

Compartment Syndrome is a condition that primarily affects the muscles on the front of the shin (dorsiflexors). Occasionally, a compartment syndrome can occur in the deep calf muscles. The muscles on the front outside portion of the shin are enclosed by a thick tissue called fascia which form a compartment. Occasionally, swelling of the muscles […]

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IT Band problems

Why do lots of runners get ITBĀ  or IT band problems? Most runners will have heard of the iliotibial band or ITB or IT band, as it’s often blamed for injuries and discomfort. What is the IT band? It is a thick band of tense tissue which runs from the ileum bone in the pelvis […]

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Runner hamstring pain: quick tips to fix

Hamstrings, the muscle in your back thigh, can often become strained while or after running. This strain is commonly found when people are speed training or racing. A slight strain will allow you to continue running, but will recur if you begin speed training too soon. You are best off eliminating speed workouts for a […]

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Injured Runner 101- exercising with shin Splints today

exercising with Shin Splints shin splints are a condition that result in pain along the boarder of the tibia(shinbone). Shin Splints can be taken care of with a little TLC and you can get back to exercising with shin splints. The pain is a result of the muscles pulling on the lining of your shinbone. […]