Running Injuries

5 Misconceptions About Tendinitis

5 Misconceptions About Tendinitis

Tendinitis is a common condition effecting the Achilles, patellar, hamstring, bicipital, and wrist extensor tendons. Although these are common conditions, there is a lot of misinformation regarding what causes tendinitis and what treatments are effective. This blog post will cover what really causes tendinitis, does pain mean damage, and whether you should rest or stretch for tendinitis. 

What To Do About Plantar Fasciitis

What To Do About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The pain is generally felt just in front of the heel bone and also on the inside arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is worse after prolonged periods of inactivity such as the first few steps in the morning or after sitting at a desk. This post will discuss what causes plantar fasciitis and what can be done about it.

Treating Upper Hamstring Tendon Pain

Treating Upper Hamstring Tendon Pain

Upper hamstring tendon pain is a common condition experienced in runners and weight lifters. The pain is usually felt at the bottom on the glute area where the hamstrings attach to the pelvis. This blog post will discuss what causes upper hamstring tendon pain (commonly referred to as proximal hamstring tendinopathy) and how to treat it. 

I Pronate, You Pronate, We All Pronate - Why Pronation Isn’t The Devil

I Pronate, You Pronate, We All Pronate - Why Pronation Isn’t The Devil

Chances are if you’ve ever suffered a lower extremity injury, someone has told you that it was because you pronate when you walk or run. While it is true that you pronate with each step, it is not necessarily true that it is because of pronation. This blog post will discuss the normal gait cycle and why pronation may not be the reason for your pain. 

The VMO Dilemma with Patellofemoral Pain

The VMO Dilemma with Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral pain is a broad term used to describe pain on the front of the knee. The diagnosis by itself gives a vague clinical picture because there are many things can cause pain on the front of the knee. A patellar tracking issue is another term typically used interchangeably with patellofemoral pain, which gives a better idea of what the problem is. This blog post will discuss the cause of patellar tracking issues and the current methods for treating it. 

Running Injury Series: Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Running Injury Series: Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also called runner's name, is a common condition in the running community. In this post we will discuss what patellofemoral pain syndrome is, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.