Articles on Injury Prevention

December 31, 2017

Can Greater Flexibility Cause Injuries?

Is greater flexibility good for running? Or can it actually increase your susceptibility to injuries? Coach Dylan explains in today’s Extra Kick! Listen iTunesListen Android Audio Transcript Coach Dylan: Hi there Runners Connect fans, Coach... 

December 23, 2017

Recovery After Surgery

On today’s Extra Kick podcast, Coach Michael explains how to return to strong, healthy running after surgery. Listen iTunesListen Android Audio Transcript Coach Michael: Hey Runner Connect fans. Welcome to the Run to the Top Extra Kick podcast.... 

December 20, 2017
IT Band syndrome can be painful and frustrating. We have the ultimate guide to help you prevent, rehab with exercises, and recover from your IT Band pain.

IT Band Syndrome Injury in Runners: Stretches, Preventive Exercises, and Research-Backed Treatments

Running can be tough in the best of times, but when the pain keeps getting worse until you cannot run another step, well, that is heartbreaking. If you feel like the pain is coming from anywhere along the muscle on the outside of your thigh from your... 

December 10, 2017

Injured Two Weeks Out

One of the biggest runner dilemmas is deciding whether or not to race when injury rears its ugly head. In today’s episode of Extra Kick, Coach Tony shares his advice on what to do if this happens (knock on wood)! Listen iTunesListen Android Audio... 

December 4, 2017
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The Ultimate Injury Guide Everyone Needs To Read

In a constant quest to run faster and further, we should not as runners be surprised when from time to time things start hurting. Performance gains come from forced adaption, i.e. your body will only adapt if you force it to work through sufficient load. Just... 

November 27, 2017
Posterior tibial tendon pain can make you wonder if you will ever run pain-free again. Conservative and aggressive treatment options in this guide can help you return to running, and prevent it from coming back in the future.

4 Ways to Prevent and Treat Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

Sharp pains in your arch or foot. Visible inflammation along the tendon. Stiffness in your ankle joint. A popping sensation. Sore to the touch. Do any of those sound familiar? If so, you probably have Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Posterior Tibial... 

November 26, 2017

Acute Muscle Soreness

Are you ever so sore that you find yourself wincing doing the smallest of tasks, let alone while running? Coach Claire knows the struggle. Listen in as she gives her tips for preventing and treating acute muscle soreness in today’s Extra Kick podcast. Listen... 

November 13, 2017
The pain on the outside of your ankle or foot could be caused by peroneal tendonitis. Here is how to know if you have it, understand what caused it (so it does not happen again), and treat it, so you can get back to running quickly.

Do You Have Peroneal Tendonitis? Here is How to Fix it

As runners, we accept that there is a certain amount of risk involved with our sport. When we are well into our Marathon Training Schedule, Hooked On Trail Running, or a first 5k, we hear about the high injury rates. And know that there is a good chance... 

November 11, 2017

Running After Surgery

On today’s Extra Kick podcast, Coach Dylan explains how to return to strong, healthy running after surgery. Listen iTunesListen Android Audio Transcript Coach Dylan: Hi everyone. Here’s today’s question. Question: I’ve been dealing... 

Sciatic Pain and Shoes

Sciatica can be a pain in the butt…and in the back, thigh, calf, and even the foot. In today’s Extra Kick, Coach Dylan explains how this pain can be related to your shoes and what you can do to kick it to the curb. Listen iTunesListen Android Audio... 

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