The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
While you can skimp on some workout gear, shoes are not one of those things. Having properly fitted shoes is like having a good foundation for a house. It's better to spend more on quality shoes that will support your feet properly and last longer.... Read more
What condition are your shoes in? If they're old, you probably need to go get fitted at a running store for new ones. I used to get shin splints really badly until I changed to a shoe that forced me to use proper running form (not heel striking).... Read more
Has anyone tried gravity defyer shoes? Wondering if they are worth the money? I am about 70 lbs overweight and I enjoy aerobics, will they help the foot and knee pain? ( I'm a tippy toe runner too!)... Read more
Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control... Read more
Whether you are walking or running, shoes that fit properly are very important! Proper footgear can prevent injuries & muscle soreness after exercise. If you have problems with shin splints (even after stretching before and after), arch pain, or othe... Read more
This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc... Read more
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