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Core training

Lower Back Pain from running- The Injured Runner

Lower Back Pain from running: intro Back pain is probably the most common musculoskeletal condition afflicting humans. Estimates are as high as 50% of Americans are currently experiencing some back pain and 80% will experience it at some time in their lives. Lower back pain can range from a mild annoyance to disabling. You may […]

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Core training

Running core strength- get better with The Injured Runner

What is at the core? Running core strength Over the past ten years running core strength training has become the buzz word of the fitness world. But what exactly is your “core”? Your core consists of 29 pairs of muscles that synchronize to control the motion at your trunk. It is literally the foundation for […]

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Recovery Leg injuries Running form

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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Recovery Cross training Leg injuries

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

Top tips on effective running injury prevention

running injury prevention The annual incidence of injury in regularly training recreational runners is estimated to range between 37 and 56%. Unfortunately, for those of us who enjoy running, the likelihood of getting injured is quite high. Running injuries are often an interaction of several factors; however, an understanding of a few principles can help […]

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Recovery Knees

Jumpers Knee rehab – start today with The Injured Runner

what is jumpers knee Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis. It affects the patellar tendon, which is directly below the kneecap (it actually attaches the knee cap to the tibia). This condition is more prevalent with plyometric (jumping sequences) training or sports that require sudden stops or changes of direction. However, we have […]

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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 […]

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Training tips Running form

how to pick running Shoes – launch off on the right foot

Running shoes Selecting the right running shoe can be a confusing venture. This guide will help you navigate how to pick running shoes and prepare you for a great running experience. how to pick running shoes – our how to guide! There are three basic foot types and running shoes come in slightly different shapes […]