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) 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


Another often-seen running injury deals with one tricky piece of human anatomy – the achilles tendon. 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


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

Healthy Running Tips: 3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Achilles Tendon

Mike Silva, Owner of FOUNDATIONperformance Sports Medicine, joins us in Marathon Sports Mansfield to show you three very easy exercises that you can do each day to help strengthen your achilles tendon. Check them out below: Learn about this and other injuries every other Thursday in this 12 part Healthy Running Tips series with Mike Silva.… Read More Healthy Running Tips: 3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Achilles Tendon