Cause, treatments, and prevention of shin splints

Shin splints!!! RUN!!!! Yes it is words that runners hate to hear. I get it, as when I first started to run, again, shin splints were there loud and proud! But I over came them and have never had them reappear(knock on wood). First off, What are shin splints? It is pain along the tibia, or shin bone. It is the large bone on the front of … Continue reading Cause, treatments, and prevention of shin splints

Don’t make these mistakes while running

As runners, we have all made mistakes at some point in our training. The mistakes have taught us a thing or two right? Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid so you remain injury free, and can PR at your next race! Running mistake 1.- Having improper upper body form. Some runners swing their arms side-to-side, which makes you more likely to slouch … Continue reading Don’t make these mistakes while running

Runner’s Knee

Running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone. The resulting pain can be sharp and sudden or dull and chronic, and it may disappear while you’re running, only to return again afterward. Patellofemoral disorder, patellar malalignment, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and chondromalacia, better known as Runner’s knee,  is inflammation of the underside of the patella.  The patella’s posterior surface is covered with a layer … Continue reading Runner’s Knee

Are you running with pain in your heel? It could be Achilles Tendonitis.

Besides your heel getting the name from the Greek Hero, Achilles, it also has a common injury for runners known as Achilles Tendonitis. It is a common condition that causes pain down the back of the leg near the heel. Besides being the largest tendon in the body, it connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, and jump. Although … Continue reading Are you running with pain in your heel? It could be Achilles Tendonitis.

I’m not Goofy, or Dopey yet…but cutting it real close!!!

    This is going to be a quick post, just wanted to let you  guys know what I’m up to and what to expect in the months to come. As you know I signed up to do my first full marathon. The most I’ve ever ran is 13.1 miles, which was my first half at Disney, this past January. I ran the half marathon … Continue reading I’m not Goofy, or Dopey yet…but cutting it real close!!!

Dealing with running with Sciatic, hip, and lower back pain

SCIATIC NERVE- The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, down your buttock along the back or side of your leg down into your foot. Pain or numbness occurs when the nerve is irritated or compressed Hip and back conditions are often interrelated, and there’s often a nasty domino effect of injuries. For example, tense lower-back muscles can contribute to piriformis syndrome which in turn can … Continue reading Dealing with running with Sciatic, hip, and lower back pain

Don’t let Shin Splints get in the way.

Shin splints symptoms can include pain over the inside lower half of the leg. There can be pain at the start of running which often eases as it continues. This pain often returns after activity and may be at its worse the next morning. (TRUE!!) Sometimes you may get some swelling or lumps and may be felt when feeling the inside of the shin bone. … Continue reading Don’t let Shin Splints get in the way.