Plantar fasciitis can be one of the most frustrating injuries you can encounter during your running career. It usually appears out of nowhere and is characterized by a deep ache or sharp pain under your heel and along the arch of the foot.
Shin splints plague many runners and it has been estimated that this condition accounts for almost 17% of all running related injuries. The most common symptoms of shin splints include pain along the inner side of your lower leg (i.e. tibia) and this is due to inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue in that region.
If you have come to my website searching for IT band syndrome, chances are that you are currently struggling with IT band (i.e. ilitibial band) and feeling discomfort on the outside of your leg and outer portion of your knee. You have tried to rest, ice the area, use various sports creams,foam rolling, stretching but nothing seems to help. Why is this the case and why is so hard to get rid of IT band syndrome?
Recreational running is currently number one participation sport in the world. With running becoming more popular, there is an increasing number of injuries. Almost 50% of runners get injured ever year, with the most common injuries being IT band syndrome (pain on the side of your knee), patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain under your knee cap), plantar fasciitis and shin splints.