RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Runner’s Knee

That pesky patella. For something that is so important to human beings and their ability to ambulate, it sure is part of a delicate mechanism. The patella (or kneecap)Β is basically the junction point between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone), and is held in alignment by a complex system of ligaments and tendons. Cartilage and… Read More RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Runner’s Knee

RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Achilles Tendinopathy

Another often-seen running injury deals with one tricky piece of human anatomy – the achilles tendon.Β Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the achilles tendon that joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It generally presents first as tendinitis, and then, if left untreated or not treated properly,… Read More RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Achilles Tendinopathy

RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Shin Splints

Everyone’s had them at some point in their running life. Shin Splints have become kind of a catch-all term for discomfort in the lower leg. But did you know that there are two specific ailments that the term ‘Shin Splint’ describes – anterior and posterior. Today we’ll discuss Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Posterior Shin Splints).… Read More RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Shin Splints