Top 5 Running Injuries: #1 Runners Knee

See also: Top 5 Running Injuries: #2 Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

What is it?

Patellar femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or “Runners knee” is the number one cited injury for runners (Tucker 2009).

Experienced as mild to severe pain at the base or behind the kneecap, this condition is often accompanied by a grinding sensation. Runners complain of pain with running, climbing  or descending stairs, bending the knee, or prolonged sitting. Pain usually occurs at a specific distance or time during a run but as the condition worsens pain can occur earlier in your run, post run, or even at rest.

So great, I know what I have, but can I run through it? Continue reading “Top 5 Running Injuries: #1 Runners Knee”

Running Injuries 101

If you run to win, if run to lose (weight that is), if you run to belong, or you simply run because it is what you have always done. Whatever your skill level, whatever your goal, there seems to be no escaping it.

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Injuries are what separate those who can, from those who cannot. We’ve all had a season when all our hard work and calculated planning seems to blow up in our face.  And when we do, we look back over our training and wonder, “where did I go wrong?” Continue reading “Running Injuries 101”