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The Best Approach to Effectively Treat Running Injuries

As discussed in the previous entry, “Why Are Running Injuries So Prevalent?,” the majority of running injuries develop as a result of cumulative trauma and repetitive stress.   This recurrent micro-trauma facilitates the formation of scar tissue, which leaves the soft tissues short, weak, and painful. So how do we treat quickly and effectively treat these injuries?  Some of the most common approaches include rest, ice, electrical muscle stimulation (e-stem), ultrasound (US), stretching, exercises, injections, ...


Plantar Fasciitis: A Big Pain in the Heel!

Do you ever experience pain in the heel or the bottom of the foot after prolonged periods of standing, walking, or running? Do you ever experience foot pain when first getting out of bed in the morning? If so, you are not alone and may be suffering from the very common and very debilitating condition known as plantar fasciitis. Unfortunately, this condition often causes months to years of discomfort and when not addressed properly, can ...


Why Are Running Injuries So Prevalent?

There is nothing more frustrating than being kept from training or competing due to an injury. Unfortunately for runners, this realization is particularly common as running injuries are some of the most common in sports. Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, low back pain, etc. are all injuries that many of us have had to deal with at one time or another. Not only are these injuries common, but they can ...


IT Band Syndrome: To Foam Roll or Not to Foam Roll?

In practice, I often encounter patients looking for at home techniques to enhance treatment results and minimize injuries. Patients inquire about specific stretches, exercises, foam rolling, and trigger point balls, all of which can be very beneficial when done correctly. As a runner myself, I have dealt with many of the common injuries runners seem to incur. Plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, shin splints, and IT band syndrome are extremely common running injuries that are ...

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