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Are weak hips and lower leg injuries related? Dr. C weighs in on a Runners World article.

    Are weak hips and lower leg injuries related? Dr. C weighs in on a Runners World article. Why do runners and other athletes have shin, knee, ankle problems, and stress fractures? A recent Runners World post suggests that 1960s Australian great Ron Clarke’s assertion of too strong a core and hip flexors that are too weak will lead to injuries in the lower leg. A while back, an orthopedist coined the term “Dead Butt Syndrome” which caused a swell of frustrated runners to wonder if they had that problem. Unfortunately, we are a series of connected parts that Read More »