Injury Prevention

Kelly O'Mara
Injury to the Achilles tendon can be long-lasting. Here's how to diagnose, treat, and prevent it.

A physical therapist details what usually brings runners into his office and lays out strategies to keep you injury-free

Burnout can affect participants of any sport—including hiking. Here’s how to identify, prevent, and cure it.

I never expected to be taken off a flight on a stretcher and rushed to brain surgery. Here are some ways you can reduce your chances of the same fate.

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Improve your running by integrating these strength, mobility and balance exercises into your daily routine—so you'll be sure to do them regularly.

You can stay mobile even at home, counteracting hours of sitting with this plan of creative drills and work positions.

Chances are pretty good that you've experienced at least one of these "injuries." Yes, you can run through them.

A new analysis of numerous studies sheds light on how, contrary to popular belief, running may actually build stronger cartilage. Here's what that means for training on arthritic joints.

These best 10 active stretches from physical therapist Gerard Hartmann are the essentials every runner needs to keep healthy and efficient.

As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely.

A popping sensation in your knee may not mean serious damage. Pete Magill answers what the likely cause is and how to treat it.

This often-overlooked cause of heel pain requires a different approach than true plantar fasciitis. Here’s how to test and treat it.

New science shows a disconnect between injury and pain, and suggests we may be better able to self-manage training pains than we think.

If your legs fall asleep, lose control, or tingle when you run, you’re not alone. Here are some potential causes and solutions.

Stiff and unstable hips put strain on your hamstrings. Here’s how to assess and improve hip mobility, posture and rotational strength.

In our final segment of this series, we spoke with three sports psychologists about how to prioritize mental health alongside physical health.

Three challenging exercises that strengthen different functions of the hamstrings to reduce injury risk and improve running economy.

Doing the work of even the smallest maintenance exercises does wonders for both body and mind.

Six years ago, professional triathlete Linsey Corbin fractured her femur and it took 8 months to heal. Last year, the same injury took 8 weeks to heal. Here’s what changed.

Irene Davis and Daniel Lieberman explain their views on how to reduce running injuries.

How trail runner Keely Henninger found her way back to running after injury gave her a reality check.

These four strategies will help reduce strain and impact and let you keep running as you deal with knee issues.

The best exercise to strengthen your hamstrings and stabilize your knees in a running-specific motion.

Treadmill running has some unique risks, but you can reduce your treadmill injury risk by following a few simple guidelines.

Still stretching before you run? Stop. Focus on mobility instead, and save stretching for after (only if it feels good).

Rehabbing an ankle sprain is critical for reducing the risk of future ankle sprains and the development of chronic ankle instability. Here's a 5-stage rehab program with 10 exercises.

A new study finds foot strengthening lowers injuries by a whopping 41 percent.

Staying at home has given us an opportunity to go barefoot, thus allowing for comfort, healing, and a transformation of our feet. Here's how to capitalize on those benefits once we're back in the office.

Four training strategies that will make you less susceptible to running-related stress fractures.

Doctors confirm, 2020 has caused an increase in runners getting injuries. Don't be one of them.

4 Therapy experts share the exercises they find most important for injury prevention in runners.

The effects of aging compile to cause calf injuries in male masters runners. Here’s why, and how to keep them strong and healthy.

The series strengthens your discs and targets rotational power transfer that translate to better energy exchange from limb to limb.

This series will focus your efforts on recruiting the deep core stabilizers that improve alignment and control precision movements in your spine.

3 Variations on the monster walk: an easy and effective way to strengthen the glute medius and add stability to your stride.

5 Equipment-free exercises to strengthen the hamstring, one of the most important and injury-prone muscles for running.

Avoid injury and improve your stride with these 5 simple stretches and strength exercises for your groin muscles.

You know that pain that’s been bugging you for months? Now’s the time to get it diagnosed, get rid of it, and start solving the underlying issue.

A sports podiatrist takes us through the types of Achilles tendon injuries and their treatment.

Save your knees with realignment exercises from "Hit Reset: Revolutionary Yoga for Athletes."

What's it like to train and race with two knee replacements? Persistence and patience are the key.

Side stitches are hard to diagnose and study, but runners have found ways to relieve and prevent them.

5 challenging core and glute exercises you can do at home using common household items.

Load, not rest, is often the best path toward recovery when it comes to treating tendinopathy.

Build strong, stable hips to avoid injury, stay tall and balanced, spend less time on the ground and propel yourself forward powerfully.

Runner's knee, the most common running injury, is not what you might think it is. New understanding changes how you treat it.

A quick stretch and exercise to release runner's knee pain and start improving your knee health.

Six dynamic exercises that build side-to-side strength to improve performance and resist injuries.

Eight mobility exercises to ensure your joints can move freely for efficient, healthy running.

The simple plank can strengthen your abs to help create an effective, balanced posture—but you need to do it right. Here's how.

Muscle soreness is part of the training process, but what you consume can reduce it.

Tight muscles are rarely the cause of pain; Use these exercises to strengthen your body and solve the source of the problem.

A fun plan to build the essential mobility, strength, control and power you need to be a better runner next racing season.

Minimize injury risk and improve your power with these hamstring exercises.

Don’t ignore speed during marathon training if, like Dathan Ritzenhein, late-race hamstring cramps are your nemesis.

Don't stretch sore hamstrings. Here’s what you should do instead.

The "Couch Stretch" can reduce pains from your feet to your back, plus improve performance.

Choosing the best footwear for your Achilles requires balancing protection and strengthening.

Instability puts strain on your Achilles tendon. Train your body to support your stride from the feet up.

Use this modified eccentric exercise to strengthen the front of your Achilles and defeat this hard-to-treat injury.

Improve your hip and glute strength to rid yourself of this annoying injury.

The big toe creates the majority of foot stability and is critical in push-off. Improve its activation, strength and mobility to run more effectively and avoid injury.

Masters runner Pete feels your pain, and coach Magill gives sage advice on dealing with achilles injuries and treating recovered stress fractures.

Problems in the feet often stem from structures farther up the chain. Here's how to strengthen those structures.

Don't blame your genes for your running injury history, blame your training plan. Five ways to stop training like an idiot—and start staying healthy.

4 Exercises to build a strong and stable foot, improve foot control and reduce shin pain.

One of the simplest—and most effective—paths to preventing running injuries is to sandwich each run with targeted exercises.

Target the hip abductors with these exercises to improve your stride, prevent injury and increase your running performance

Two simple exercises to strengthen the feet while stretching and mobilizing the plantar fascia and surrounding tissues

Your knee pain likely stems from weakness farther up the chain. Here's how to strengthen your hips, improve your stride, and save your knees.

Research says heel striking might not be as dangerous as we've been made to think

Self-treatment tips to help you knock out the annoying pain in your foot from plantar fasciitis

This little-known injury is difficult to diagnose but can be debilitating. Here's what to look for.

Medical experts explain what causes back pain during a run and how to treat it

Improve your performance and reduce your risk of injuries with these tips.

Achilles tendinopathy is treatable — with the proper approach.

Ankles are foundational for running and ankle injuries aren't as minor as we have been taught to believe

Learn the difference between flexibility and mobility, and focus on the latter.

Sciatica, an intense pain down the leg or lower back, is a symptom; here's how to find and treat the cause

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