Category Archives: Injuries & Injury Prevention

Soft Tissue Running Injury or Stress Fracture?

Recently I’ve started getting bad pains on the insides of my ankles and am assuming it is shin splints (maybe a stress fracture?). I’m thinking new shoes may help (getting Newtons) to help my over-pronation, which could be the cause of it. Continue reading

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Chronic Sore Achilles Heel

Completed my first 50K in May. After a few months, started having trouble with chronic sore Achilles heel issue in right leg. I run every day (have run outside every day for 2,000 days in a row). Fitness level is still good as I train for my first 50 Miler, but running with (thru) some bothersome pain that changes my gait a bit. Changed shoes, tried more trails, cut back mileage some (down to 35-40 a week), ice after runs. Ideas other than breaking my streak? Thanks. Continue reading

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Foot Health for Runners

Runners regularly ask me about plantar fasciitis in the arch and heel, Achilles pain, cramping, and heat, wondering if there’s a relationship and what a person can do to safeguard against injury. Yes, there’s a relationship, and yes, there are few things you can do to prevent these common runners’ ailments—all of which I’ve experienced and successfully healed (more or less) at one time or another. A couple of years ago, I dealt with all three at once. Continue reading

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