Tag: running

Can running shoes make your knees hurt? Check out the newest research.

Can running shoes make your knees hurt? Check out the newest research. A dozen years ago running shoe manufacturers developed shoes that were labeled for the number of millimeters the heels were held off the ground.  Barefoot running was the rage and many people were adopting negative heel, flat heel, or regular heel running shoes.    The choices were confusing for the general public and runners were developing knee, hip, calf, and foot pain if they chose the wrong shoe for their body style. Some who did not ease themselves into a barefoot running shoe such as the Vibram 5 Read More »

Thinking of running your first 5k? Here is some great advice on how to do it and succeed.

Thinking of running your first 5k? Here is some great advice on how to do it and succeed. If you have never run long distances before, a 5k is a great first goal.   Getting started is the hard part as you develop your lung capacity and endurance. We are all built differently and some of us are naturally built for speed while others may have to work harder at it. Getting started is the hard part.  After you purchase a good pair of running shoes, what should you do next? Here is some great advice from a certified trainer who Read More »

Why do your shoulders ache while running and what you can do about it.

Why do your shoulders ache while running and what you can do about it? One of the most common complaints from runners is that their shoulders are tight or ache during and after their runs. They also feel it in their necks as well. We are bombarded with messages about which shoes to wear, what you should do with your training, or what is wrong with your stride. Many of these one size fits all ideas may be addressing symptoms rather than the problems that make us feel that way. Everyone adapts to their body style, their running style, their Read More »

Avoiding running injuries may be as simple as avoiding this according to the NY Times.

Avoiding running injuries may be as simple as avoiding this according to the NY Times. Every expert seems to have a theory as to why someone hurts themselves running. Avoiding running injuries should be everyone’s goal. There are some who insist that running is the cause of injury, while others have attempted to explain it as a result of the impact, running style, heel striking as well. The problem is, there are no studies that conclusively prove any of these is the reason why runners get injured. As a healthcare provider who has worked track and field for 26 plus Read More »

Are running shoes the cause of running injuries or a way to prevent them?

Are running shoes the cause of running injuries or a way to prevent them? If you ask most runners, they usually have shoe preferences.   Once they find a shoe they like and can rely on for training, many will look to buy that same shoe year after year.   Unfortunately, manufacturers often refresh their lines yearly which for some runners is stressful if their favorite shoe is being discontinued. Does their shoe help them prevent injury? If you asked those who prefer barefoot or minimalist running, they believe shoes are the problem and they weaken the feet.  The minimalist craze a Read More »