Shin splints is a common injury experienced by runners.
If you develop a shin splint, the most likely cause is that you did too much, too soon.
Since being enthusiastic about your running is a good thing, the disadvantage is when you put too much pressure on your body forcing it to do something that it is not trained for.
Considering the common nature of these injuries, it is important that as a runner, you fully understand
In this article, we will go into detail about this injury.
Extensor Tendonitis may sound like a severe and dangerous disease, but it isn't. In simple terms, the condition is caused by overuse of the tendons, bones, and muscles in either the feet or hands.
As a runner, it is likely that your condition is caused by either wearing tight shoes or standing on your feet for long periods of time. The good news is Extensor Tendonitis recovery time can be greatly shortened if you follow the right procedure.
In this article, we will discuss what you can do to hasten recovery time and how to prevent future problems.Continue reading
As a runner, experiencing leg pain can be one of the worst things that can happen to you. Sadly, whether you like it or not, leg pain is something we all have to deal with at one point or another.
If you are to address the issue effectively, you need first to understand what causes leg pain, what are the symptoms of the condition and how to identify whether it is serious. We will answer these questions in this article.Continue reading
Ankles can pop for many reasons mostly involving the injury of one or more of your joints in the ankle. In some cases though, ankles may pop even without injury. Whatever the case, experiencing your ankle pop may make you worry if you have a serious condition.
Likely, you have an ankle sprain and one or more of your ligaments in your ankle is sprained. Aside from this common cause, there are three specific causes for your ankle pop.Continue reading
Experiencing shoulder pain while running may not be something you expect. After all, it is the lower body that exerts effort when you run. Still, shoulder pains are common among runners. We will discuss the most common causes of shoulder pain and what steps you can take to prevent the condition from escalating. Also, we will explain the importance of proper running form and how it can help prevent shoulder problems.Continue reading
Getting a sprain can be one of the worst things that can happen to a runner. According to statistics, about 25,000 people get ankle sprains daily in the US. (1) The good news is with proper treatment, you can be back on your feet in no time. How long does a sprain take to heal? Well, it depends on many factors that we will discuss in this article.Continue reading
One of the most prominent features of any seasoned runner is the slim body they possess. It is a common belief that running causes you to lose muscle mass. If bodybuilding is one of your goals, losing leg muscle is not something you want to happen to you. The question then is, does running make you lose muscle? Or is this a little misconception?Continue reading
According to statistics, about 1 in 1,700 people will experience an ACL injury at one time or another in their lives. Sports including running are among the highest risk of ACL injuries. (1) If you have had an ACL surgery, you need to be extra careful before you get back to running. In this article, we will discuss the safest way to start running after ACL surgery.Continue reading
It is quite normal to experience different kinds of aches and pains as a runner. These problems are expected and can, therefore, be easily addressed. One sensation you may face that may scare you is when your feet go numb or ‘fall asleep' when you run.
When this happens, you need to identify the cause for the numbness as soon as possible so you can get back to your running routine. The question is: Why do my feet go numb when I run? We'll answer this question in the article. We will also provide you some easy tips to remedy and prevent the numbness.Continue reading
For you to enjoy running, you need to be able to feel light on your feet. Such lightness is what gives runners that high and inspires them to go on. One of the challenges you may face is when your legs feel like bricks.
If this is your current situation, you may ask: Why do my legs feel heavy when I run? What can I do about it? These questions will be answered in this article.Continue reading