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Recently I had a runner who had suffered with what we thought was plantar faciitis, but instead, after months of time off, therapy from a PT, and seeing his orthopedic a couple of times he was diagnosed with Fat Pad Syndrome. Since I didn’t know much about this...
As many runners or walkers increase their mileage after a period of inactivity or starting a new program, injuries start to pop up, and Runner’s Knee is one of the most common. Here are some tips to keep those knees healthy.
Sever’s syndrome is a painful heel condition that affects growing adolescents between the ages of nine and fifteen, especially those who play running and jumping sports.
One of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes, Osgood-Schlatter (say: “oz-good shlot-ter”) causes swelling, pain and tenderness just below the knee, over the shin bone and is most common in boys going through a growth spurt.
We have seen a number of injuries lately that are the result of running on roads with cambered or crowned surfaces. There is potential risk in repetitive, unbalanced stress caused by running on unlevel surfaces.
Where athletes are, so also is the dreaded Athlete’s Foot, a common infection of the foot caused by a microscopic fungus that lives on dead tissue of the hair, toenails, and outer skin layers.
Over the years, we have encountered a number of young female athletes suffering from slower than normal running times, who have, with a doctors help traced the cause to anemia.
In our continuing series on stretching to make running and walking easier, we come to a common injury: Piriformis Syndrome. Runners ask about it all the time, so it seemed like a good topic to write about.
We’re psyched to announce that our very own Craig Cozza, owner of PRO BIKE+RUN, took first place at this year’s Cyclocross National Championship in the 50-55 Masters division!