Category: marathon

Are You Overtraining?

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Are You Overtraining? By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care Training for a marathon or half marathon requires dedication, determination, and self-sacrifice. These same traits that drive runners to accomplish these goals often lead to overtraining and injury.   Challenging yourself with harder, longer and more intense...

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Are you running with foot pain?

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Running is a ground contact sport. The foot sustains seven times the body weight while running and up to twenty times in jumping sports. The foot is involved in both the landing and push-off while running, absorbing the shock of impact upon landing, then controlling the force used during push-off....

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Do you have Shin Splints?

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By Dr. Jon DeGorter, Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care Like most running injuries, shin splints is often caused by overuse. Also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, shin pain can also result from worn out running shoes, poor running form such as heel striking, flat feet, high arches, weak dorsi...

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Are You An Unbalanced Runner?

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Most people think runners are unbalanced. Despite what your mental state might be, your body may not be in complete alignment. Structural or muscular imbalance can lead to injury and pain. The area most affected by structural imbalance that can have a big effect on your running is your pelvis....

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Is Knee Injury Inevitable?

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By Dr. Steve Jonas & Dr. Jon DeGorter Many runners at some point find themselves dealing with knee pain. Injury may seem an inevitable part of running especially at longer distances, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common running injuries. Runner’s knee is pain around the...

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Piriformis Syndrome is a Real Pain in the Butt

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A small muscle in the back of the hip, the piriformis is a common cause for hip, buttock, hamstring or sciatic pain in high-mileage runners. This muscle is responsible for the external rotation of the hip joint. When the piriformis is irritated, it can affect the sciatic nerve and is...

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Marathon/Half-Marathon Injuries: Part I

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Participating in a marathon is the ultimate goal for runners. These events are strenuous, however, and the training to prepare for them can be even more grueling. It isn't uncommon for runners to experience a host of nagging injuries that can derail their plans for participating in a marathon or...

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