Tag Archives: running injury

Does running increase your chance of hip and knee arthritis?

  48 year old patient with knee pain, who likes to play basketball, was advised by his trainer to stop running/playing hoops since this would accelerate his arthritis.  So the question is   “Does running really increase your chances of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis?”   When you look at the research, the answer has […]

Test your ankle flexibility: Loss of dorsiflexion could be a problem

                        Test your ankle flexibility: After any foot or ankle injury (ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, foot fracture, etc), you must regain full Dorsi-flexion of your ankle to avoid further injury and to return to full function. Put your foot on a chair and use your arm to put moderate pressure on your knee to bring […]

How PT can help with runners who have knee pain

I received a question recently from a runner who was having knee pain: “Hey Ed, I’m a long distance runner and I’m having some knee pain but I don’t want to stop running. What types of things do PT’s look at during an evaluation? Thanks, Signed “must keep running” Hi “must keep running”, I applaud […]

How to prevent blisters?

          Many of my patients are marathon runners and most of them have their fair share of injuries: plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, but the most common complaint is blisters. You can put away the expensive socks and special lubricants because a recent study on Ultra-Marathoners found that cheap, paper […]