Don’t let nagging injuries derail your journey towards race day.By Christie Aschwanden, Runner's World
Achilles Tendinitis: Tips and Prevention
Overuse your Achilles tendon, and there’s a good chance you’ll experience Achilles tendinitis. This band of tissue connects calf muscles to your heel bone, going along the back of your lower leg. nRunners can get this when suddenly increasing intensity or duration of their runs; or people who are middle-aged and playing sports can experience it.
In the beginning, symptoms include a mild ache in the back of the leg or above the heel after running. The pain will get worse and you’ll probably feel more tender or stiff as it progresses.
Most cases can be resolved with at-home remedies. If the pain is severe, you’ll want to seek medical attention as you may have a torn Achilles tendon.
Peruse our articles to learn more about this common ailment and how you can avoid or relieve it.
Other Common Injuries:
Achilles Tendinitis: Tips And Prevention Articles & Advice
Hip alignment issues are one of the major causes of hip pain during and after running. Combat the soreness and injury risk with these tips and exercisBy Greg Strosaker
Having problems with your Achilles? Eccentric heel drops are simple to do and can greatly improve lower leg strength and resiliency.By LAVA Magazine
Just as you strength train your muscles by hitting the gym, your feet need strengthening to help prevent injuries and improve your running.By Amanda Casanova
Feeling nauseated or have a throbbing headache after your run? You're not alone try these easy fixes to avoid post-run pains and make your nextBy Amanda Casanova
Recent research shows any amount of running improves health, but what does this mean for those with performance and weight-loss goals?By Mackenzie Lobby
It's the diagnosis every runner fears: a stress fracture, which generally demands rehab and months off. But new research reveals new measures that canBy Mackenzie Lobby
Fatigue during the first two legs of a triathlon can lead to injury on the run. Learn how these three simple strengthening exercises can help you prevBy Ian McMahan