Tag: running injuries

Are highly cushioned running shoes causing more running impact injuries?

Are highly cushioned running shoes causing more running impact injuries? Training and repetitive running regimens are often blamed for running injuries.  In response to this, running shoe companies have developed many designs that increase cushioning or spread out the point of impact. Shoes like the Hoka brand do this effectively. Other shoes are designed to have you strike the ground with your mid foot, since a mid foot stride is considered less stressful on the legs, and helps you distribute shock from the ground up better.  Others have developed a more minimalist approach to running with shoes that offer a Read More »

The posture problem that can cause many running injuries according to Runners World.

  The posture problem that can cause many running injuries according to Runners World. If you are training for the big marathon, an injury is the last thing you need as you prepare for the big race.  Posture plays an important role in how we run, and maintaining that posture over 26.2 miles can be challenging for most of us. The Washington Post talked about running posture and muscular endurance during a marathon a couple of years ago and offered some great exercises you can do now. There is another running posture problem that plagues runners known as the dropped Read More »

Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them, a guest post

  Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them, a guest post When you are a runner – experienced or new, you are at a serious risk of running related injuries. Experts have estimated that nearly 80% of the runners suffer from some sort of injury every year. Thankfully, there are preventive actions you can take to reduce the risk of suffering from one or more of the injuries which are common among runners. Here is information regarding the most common running injuries, and ways to prevent them: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition and is possibly Read More »

Injured while running? Here are six foods you can eat now to help you heal faster from Shape Magazine

Injured while running?  Here are six foods you can eat now to help you heal faster from Shape Magazine For those of you training for a marathon or another race, injuries often occur when we least expect them to and they can sideline us for quite a while. While it is important to allow the problem to heal and give yourself time to recover, how and what you eat can affect how fast you recover, along with some help from your chiropractor of course. Typical running injuries people have while training include ankle sprains, IT band injuries, muscle strains and Read More »

Athletes beware; The FDA recently warned that antibiotics can cause tendon damage according to Runners World Magazine.

Athletes beware; The FDA recently warned that antibiotics can cause tendon damage according to Runners World Magazine. While there is a major concern regarding the effect antibiotics and their overuse has caused us including resistant strains, as well as problems with obesity, one additional concern has just been raised by the FDA. If you are an athlete, antibiotics may affect the strength of muscle tendons.A class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones””and side effects that could prove devastating to runners. While running injuries may be a part of training, taking a substance that can increase the likelihood of an injury without understanding Read More »