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Knee Pain After Running
Knee Pain After Running. Running is such great exercise! Great for both mind and body, running lets you feel the wind in your hair, interact with your neighborhood, and energize yourself. But running is a repetitive, weight-bearing exercise, so there is a high risk for injury. Knees bear the brunt of the impact when you run. Knee pain after running is incredibly common. In fact, knee injuries account for about half of all running injuries. The Major Causes of Knee Pain After Running. Knee pai...
Posted on 2022-08-23
Runner’s Knee Pain
3 Tips to help your with Runners Knee Pain. I’m Victoria, certified run coach, licensed physical therapist, triathlete, and runner. Here at Ironhorse Physical Therapy and Pilates, we treat quite a few runners and triathletes. So I thought I’d share a few tips with you to help you get out of knee pain and back to running the pace and disatnce that makes you happy! Before I do that, let me ask you this question: Is this YOU? Or someone you know?. Started having pain in knee or o...
Posted on 2021-10-08
Triathlon Race Report: Escape From Alcatraz
Triathlon Race Report for Escape from Alcatraz: August 15, 2021 was the 40th Anniversary of this iconic “bucket list” triathlon race. I feel grateful to have been able to participate and finish it! Here’s my race report. The day started at 3:45 AM because the transition area opened at 4am and you want to have plenty of time to set up and board the boat by 6am. I catch a shuttle bus from my hotel at the Fishermans wharf to the transition ...
Posted on 2021-08-23
Should You Ice an Injury?
. Should You Ice an injury?. For decades, icing has been a go-to treatment for after an injury. It has been touted as a way to reduce inflammation and swelling. However, swelling and inflammation are actually part of the healing process! Therefore, by arresting the inflammatory process by icing, we can actually DELAY healing! Instead of icing, we recommend following PEACE (during the acute stages after injury) and LOVE (for longer term management). PEACE and&nb...
Posted on 2021-04-02
5 Major Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Feel Tight
Are you able to touch your toes? Have you been told you have tight hamstrings or do they always feel tight to you? A lot of people tell me they have tight hamstrings and despite stretching, it doesn’t change a lot. First of all, there’s a difference between the feeling of tightness or stiffness and the muscle actually being too short. I’ve seen clients almost palm the floor and still complain about how “tight” their hamstrings feel! Compare that to the guy who can b...
Posted on 2021-02-23