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If you’re someone who loves to run, it’s easy to convince yourself that running, alone, is sufficient for meeting your fitness goals and maintaining a high level of health. While running can be very beneficial for the body, especially for improving cardiovascular health, it’s not the only form of exercise...
When it comes to running-related knee injuries, the first thing most people think of is an ACL tear. That’s not the only thing that can go wrong with your knee while you run, though. Medial-collateral ligament (MCL) tears are also common among runners and other athletes. Like an ACL tear, and...
We probably know we should be foam rolling, but more often than not it’s the first to go from our training routine as we get busy. So let’s talk about what exactly it means to “roll out,” how to do it, and why it needs to remain a permanent...
At some point in their lives, approximately 80 percent of people will experience back pain. Some people, like runners, are highly susceptible to back pain -- in fact, one study showed that more than 50 percent of runners reported having a history of back pain. Runners can experience back pain...
Running is a pleasurable and healthy activity. Still, few things can slow a runner down like an unexpected injury. From heel aches to muscle damage, there’s a wealth of problems that any active person may encounter. So, here are some of the most common running ailments and how to...
Knee injuries affect over ten million people a year; most of them are amateur runners. Since the general symptoms of various knee injuries are the same (pain, swelling, loss of motion, and so on), many people treat these injuries in the same way. However, the knee is not one...
Written by Lachlan Chisholm, Physiotherapist The Achilles tendon is a very common injury area in running and sport in general. Injury to the Achilles has a multitude of potential causes. The most common site of injury is an Achilles tendinopathy to the mid portion of the tendon, the other common site...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The calf muscles (gastrocnemius muscles) of the average runner do a serious amount of work. They simultaneously work to propel us forward (driving up a hill for example) as well as slowing us down (during a descent for example). Strong calves are vital. Being...
By Tristan Ferris. MD. - Runner's Tribe Unfortunately, the majority of serious runners suffer a stress fracture at some point in their career, some athletes numerous times. A classical overuse injury, stress fractures occur when too much stress is put on a weakened bone. It's often the result of too much...
Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)- Part 2 Rehabilitation/Prevention Written by Lachlan Chisholm - Runner's Tribe In my previous article, I outlined what patellofemoral Syndrome (click to read) is and what you should do once you have it or think you are developing it. I will now go through what you need to do to...
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