running

How My Passion for Running Fueled my Passion to Heal

My life as a runner took off when I got into running cross-country and track in high school. I have been an athlete participating in a multitude of sports for most of my life, but when I joined the cross-country team, I knew I had found my passion.  I instantly loved the feeling of freedom as my feet left the ground. I loved that it enabled me to set my stress aside and focus on the movement

Foam Rolling Your IT Band [How to]

Whether you are an avid runner, sit at a desk most of the day, or prefer to lift weights, anyone can suffer from tightness or pain in their Iliotibial Band (IT) Band. Many people turn to foam rolling for the IT band, but is that the most effective thing to do? What is the IT Band? The IT Band is a piece of fascia that attaches on the lateral portion of the pelvis, Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) muscle, and Gluteus Maximus, and progresses down

9 Not so Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is an injury to connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia (PF) runs from the inside side of the bottom of the heel, and extends down the length of the foot connecting to the toes.  The PF supports the arch of the foot, especially from just before your foot comes off the ground during walking. Inflammation of this tissue is called plantar fasciitis and most people typically have pain on

3 things to do for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis What is it? The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it can get weak, swollen, tender and inflamed. Pain is presented on the heel and bottom of the foot and usually occurs when standing or walking. Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch and repeated strain or activity can cause

5 Natural Inflammation Remedies

5 All Natural Ways to Soothe Joint Inflammation So you suffer from arthritis or some other form of joint inflammation, but you are unable to take medication or undergo surgery to alleviate your pain.  What can you do?  This short article will provide you will 5 suggestions for cooling inflammation without the use of invasive measures.  As always, you should consult your doctor or physical therapist before making changes to any existing treatment program.  Enjoy and be well! 1.  

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