Hip alignment issues, often diagnosed as a leg length discrepancy, can contribute to injuries ranging from IT Band Syndrome to Achilles tendinitis. There are numerous potential causes, both running and non-running, but the good news is there are ways to eliminate or avoid hip misalignment.
Last month’s ten best posts cover the usual span of topics include injury prevention and recovery, training approaches, new approaches to flexibility, and lots of shoes – 100 pairs to be exact.
October puts us halfway into the fall marathon season, so there is a mix of posts this month on recovery and race strategy, something to fit everyone’s needs. Plus some good tips for avoiding and treating common injuries, and a debate on whether predawn really is the best time to run.
After trying the self-treatment and physical therapy routes, I found far greater gains in my rehabilitation from Achilles tendinitis by going the active release technique (ART) route.
Achilles tendinitis (or tendonitis) is one of the most common ailments runners face, and it can be particularly difficult to treat. Here are several steps you can take yourself when facing such a condition to try and reduce your recovery time without spending a ton on physical therapy.