Knee pain is such a common occurrence that many runners see it as an inescapable consequence of good health. In reality, basic preventative and treatment measures can keep even the most active runners pain-free and running longer. There is a strong connection between knee pain and running, but knee pain most often comes simply from overuse and poor preparation. If you struggle with … Read More
A Runner’s Guide on How to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints
Shin splints may feel like your shins are splitting. You are not alone. Up to 20 percent of runners encounter shin splints during their lives. Pain can be debilitating, preventing you from moving your legs and feet. It may feel like you can’t get help. But there are ways you can prevent and treat shin splints. What are some stretches that can … Read More
Common 3 structures in your lower back that you need to know before having lower back surgery.
You have back pain that is tight, stiff, or sharp. Your morning pain could be something you are having a hard time shaking off. Or is it the idea of picking something off from the floor? With many people experiencing lower back pain, there are only a handful of lower back pain diagnosis that account for the majority of the … Read More
3 Running Styles and the Impact on Your Body.
Running is a great exercise to help improve your heart, lung, and mental sanity. Did you know your running styles can tell us a lot about how well built your body is to run? There are numerous nuances and tendencies that we can write about to help improve on your run, but the article will be forever long. An example … Read More
Why You Get Knee Pain While Running (and How to Make It Stop!)
When you run, forces of up to 550% of your body weight exert themselves on your joints. It’s no wonder that many people experience knee pain from running. Yet, there’s not just one cause that results in knee pain in runners. Read on to learn why you have knee pain running and what you can do about it. Why Knees Hurt When … Read More
7 Tips for Dealing with Tight Hip Flexors
About 80 percent of the U.S. population suffers from lower back pain at some point. Tight hip flexors may be part of the problem. Your hip flexors can be tight from sitting for long periods, jogging, and cycling. Don’t let tight hip flexors ruin your exercise routine or make you uncomfortable. Here are seven tips to do with tight hip flexors. Are … Read More
Everything you need to know about your hamstring anatomy, movement, and injury from a Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Specialist.
We are starting a comprehensive guide to helping you to understand your body from a movement and Orthopedic science perspective. Your Hamstring Muscles are on the top 5 muscles of a misunderstood muscle group in your body. We are starting a comprehensive guide to helping you to understand your body from a movement and Orthopedic science perspective. Your Hamstring Muscles … Read More
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction 101 and FIVE Exercises for Sacroiliac Joint Pain.
You have lower back pain. You are looking to determine what condition do you have and how do you help yourself. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction should be one on the list for you and your Spine Specialist to rule out or in. We will end with a few stabilization exercises for your sacroiliac joint pain. Here is what you will get … Read More
Running 101: Debunking the Myth of Running and Arthritis
It is almost spring, and this is the time when people come out of hibernation to start running. Our first article on running titled “Instruction Manual on How to Run Like Tony Starks (Iron Man)” details why one should be fit to run rather than running to stay fit. If you desire a healthy run, the article elaborates how to address your … Read More
Instruction Manual on How to Run Like Tony Starks (Iron Man)
Running is great for the body and easy to incorporate anytime you choose. The biggest issue is running with this mindset sets up our body to fail. It results in runner’s knee, shin splint, ITB syndrome, stress fractures, and other orthopedic issues that I treat throughout the year. The motto “you have to be fit to run and not run … Read More
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