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Running With Runners Knee: Symptoms, Exercises, & Treatment

Running injuries affect about half of all runners annually. But runners’ knee is different. Runners’ knee isn’t just for runners. Anyone can suffer from it. What is the runners’ knee? It is a broad term that can be used to describe pain from several possible knee problems. Also, runners’ knee may be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome by a physician or sports rehabilitation specialist. There are numerous causes for this particular injury: Overuse – High-stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometric training, can inflammation of tissues in and around your kneecap. A direct hit – If the knee has been Read More »

Stay safe while running at night with these helpful tips from the NY Times.

Stay safe while running at night with these helpful tips from the NY Times. It is marathon season and many of our patients who are training for these events are running at night when they get home or early in the morning while it is still dark outside. Many runners are on the road alongside the morning or evening traffic and can get injured if a car does not see them at the side of the road. There are many things a runner can do to assure visibility including reflective shirts and even lights.  The NY Times just offered some Read More »

Usain Bolt’s uneven stride and the NY Times; does symmetry matter in shorter distance sprinters?

Usain Bolt’s uneven stride and the NY Times; does symmetry matter in shorter distance sprinters? In 2012, I reported on Usain Bolt’s 200 meter during the Olympics and how he slowed down around the curve to prevent a back issue.  He still won that race but did not set any records. After writing this blog, he published his memoir which explained that he was treated by a chiropractor for years who helped him overcome a childhood scoliosis and become the fastest sprinter in history to date. The NY Times recently published an article concerning his uneven gait and how he Read More »

How Runners Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care, a guest post from Cara Haley

How Runners Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care, , a guest post from Cara Haley  If you, just like any other avid runner want to improve your running performance and your results, then you may want to get some extra help by visiting an experienced chiropractor. The fact is that chiropractic care is not only suitable for all those running injuries and pains which are commonly associated with running, including: ankle sprains, tendonitis, knee straining, shin splints and others. A good chiropractor should be able to help you improve your fitness level, your performance and decrease your risk of injuries and Read More »

Hydration during your summer runs; Runners world offers some advice

Hydration during your summer runs; Runners world offers some advice The summer is almost here, and with it the hot weather too. Hydration is one of the most important things a runner must be concerned with when running on a warm day, especially over long distances. It is not just the idea of drinking water that is important, but also, you want to make sure you do not dehydrate and run out of fuel. There are certain drinks that can help you better than others. There are also some very sleek water packs that allow you to take the drinks Read More »