Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia which is a thick, fibrous ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the front of the foot. Someone with plantar fasciitis will experience intense pain at the bottom of their heel; in some cases, pain can radiate up the leg causing discomfort in the ankle and calf.
GREG LARAIA (ATC)
In 2006 approximately 250 million people worldwide were diagnosed with Osteoarthritis (OA). OA is characterized by degeneration of the joint cartilage and underlying bone, leading to joint pain, stiffness, and physical disability.
Medial knee pain can be a frustrating injury. It may look simple and straightforward, but it’s actually pretty complex. You could be dealing with a strained muscle or tendon above or below the knee, a sprained ligament of the knee (such as the MCL), bursitis at any of the many bursa in the knee, a meniscus injury or nerve entrapment, to name a few.
At Custom we often work with people on their glutes and talk about how they influence your running and loading mechanics at the hip and knee. We also look at the ankle and how that contributes to control and running mechanics. Surprise surprise, they are actually very connected!
Exercise Related Lower Leg Pain (ERLLP) is a term used to describe a few different types of injuries. These injuries include medial tibial stress syndrome, tibial stress fractures, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, and tendinopathy of the anterior or posterior tibialis muscles.
Recovery is the part of your training cycle where fitness is gained. Obviously, we consider the race as the most important part, but recovery is where your training is absorbed and it will set you up for success during the next training cycle.
Most running-related injuries come from a combination of training load, the body's ability to recover, and additional external or internal stressors. For example, running uphill is an additional external stressor, with its own potential consequences (ex: form issues, toasted hamstrings).
Lower leg pain is incredibly common in runners, both new and experienced. And right now, in this year of unusual and different training for so many, new aches and pains are creeping up. This leads to a lot of unhappy runners!
What makes you unique? Everyone should spend time taking a personal inventory of this. Who am I? What do I appreciate about myself? What makes me who I am? What makes me energized? When do I thrive?. These questions are meant to make you think deeply about what makes you unique. The concept can seem broad and abstract but start by breaking it down on a day to day basis.
This blog is something you can do when you have some time to yourself and need a little pick me up or reset. What are your values and how do they represent you? This is a question that I think is important, especially in the state of our world today. I want you to explore a little bit about yourself and what makes you who you are.