Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? A painful inflammatory condition caused by tissue damage of the plantar fascia, which is a band of connective tissue running from under the heel to the front of the foot. Symptoms? The pain is usually first felt underneath the heel Sharp...
Sore knees

Sore knees

Running Science owner, Fletch, gets some tips on how to improve his single leg squat to deal with his sore knees. This is because often a poor single leg squat is in an indicator that something is wrong with your running technique. Correcting this will protect you...
Mid-run mishaps

Mid-run mishaps

You’re in the middle of an important training run or race when you get a cramp, blister or stitch. Here’s how to run around these setbacks: Issue: muscle cramp Recovery plan: stop running and apply pressure to the muscle. Press firmly for 15 seconds – don’t massage....
Shin splints

Shin splints

What are shin splints? Shin splints are a common lower extremity injury, characterised by pain in the front or inside aspect of the lower leg due to overexertion of the muscles. The pain usually develops gradually without a history of trauma and might begin as a dull...