Category: Running / Cross Country

Neuromas

Neuromas are a benign growth of nerve tissue which are also known as “pinched nerves”. The majority of these those who develop these growths are woman. There are several causes of neuromas but the one that is applicable to the subjects discussed here is repeated stress common to many sports and occupations. They often occur …

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Bone Stress Injuries

Bone stress injuries are overuse injuries caused by repeated demanding activities that are transmitting weight onto bones. Running and jogging are examples of these types of activities. Often, athletes don’t allow for adequate recovery periods and as a result, the bones will be unable to withstand the ongoing stress. This results in localized bone pain …

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the Plantar Fasciia. It is a thick band of tissue at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to toes. It is an injury that can occur all at once due to an accident, fall, sudden impact and overstretching. It can also occur over time progressing …

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Plantar Fasciopathy

Plantar Fasciopathy is used to describe a long-term overuse condition or injury of the Plantar Fascia that causes inflammation. It is a thick band of tissue at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to toes. Ultimately it can lead to its deterioration. Symptoms include pain and Stiffness that can be quite …

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the Achilles tendon that joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It is thought to be caused by repeated tiny injuries to the Achilles tendon. It is different than tendinitis which refers to an inflammation of the tendon. Tendinopathy is a …

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Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon, stretches from the calf muscle to the heel and although it is the strongest tendon in the body, it is prone to overuse injuries. Normal play and moves in many sports and activities place incredible stress on the tendon making it prone to tendonitis. This inflammation of the tendon leads to pain …

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Ankle Sprains

Possibly the most common sports injuries are ankle sprains to varying degrees of severity. At some point in an athlete’s career, he or she will experience at least one ankle sprain. When they do occur, proper rehabilitation and conditioning are critical. Studies show that players who have had an ankle sprain are five times more …

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