When it comes to feeling stiff or hurt, most people assume that they need to work on moving the part of their body that feels tight. Conventional wisdom suggests that if something is tight, it needs to be stretched. This is called working on your “flexibility or mobility”. And while this may sound like the best thing to do, it may not always work out in your favor. [....]
As runners we all wish that we could just run and never have pain or injury. But sometimes that just doesn't happen. Sometimes accidents happen, life catches up, or we just get carried away with our training and then injury creeps in. There are several injuries that are common among runners. In our first common running injuries post we discussed runners knee and IT band syndrome. The common running injuries that we will discuss today are a hamstring strain and plantar fasciitis. [....]
In a perfect world a runner would be able to run for days without injury. There would never be a calf strain. A race would never by ruined by injury. But once you have run for long enough you know that this simply just isn't true. As runner's sometimes we just push it too hard or just come across some bad luck and in comes injury. There are several common running injuries that plague runners and keep them off the trail or road. In the first part of our series we will discuss two of the most common knee injuries in runners - runners knee & IT band syndrome. [...]
Every week we hear countless patients ask us the same question: “how can I keep active even while I’m recovering from an injury?”. We completely understand: you’re fed up of resting the problem area in the hope that things will get better. Is this you? Keep reading [...]
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