Running Injuries: Risk vs. Reward

When was the last time you heard someone say, “My calf was hurting all last week, but I ran through it anyway and now it miraculously feels fine”? Probably never, right? This scenario is extremely uncommon. On the flip side, at Marx Running we constantly hear the opposite: “My shin was hurting last week but I ran through it, now it hurts all the time and I can’t run.” This, …continue…

Marx Running Guide to Common Running Inuries: Illiotibial Band Syndrome

This is yet another post in our Guide to Common Running Injuries. This week we tackle another common one: Illiotibial Band Syndrome, or ITBS. ITBS doesn’t discriminate. If you’re a beginner runner or seasoned veteran you can still be blindsided by a bad case of ITBS. The key, as with most injuries, is to get on top of it early, usually with rest, so that it doesn’t become a chronic …continue…

Marx Running Guide to Common Running Injuries: Achilles Tendonitis

This is Marx Running’s fourth installment in our Injury Guide. The goal is to give practical advice on how to get over the most common running injuries. Up through this point we have covered Plantar Fasciitis, Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome), and Shin Splints. We first give an overview and description of each injury and then provide an action plan on how get healthy again. What is it? The Achilles …continue…

Marx Running Guide to Common Running Injuries: Shin Splints

This is the third installment of Marx Running’s Guide to Common Running Injuries. In the first two blog posts, we covered plantar fasciitis and then patellofemoral pain syndrome (aka Runner’s Knee), but now we are focusing our attention between these two areas — to the shin. Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome as it’s officially known, is the source of pain for many beginner and even some veteran runners. …continue…

Marx Running Guide to Common Running Injuries: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome/Runners Knee

Marx Running is writing a series of blog posts on the most common running-related injuries. We recently published our first blog post in this series, which covered┬áplantar fasciitis. Today we will cover patellofermoral pain syndrome, commonly known as “runner’s knee”. Upcoming posts will tackle shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and IT band syndrome (the other “runner’s knee”). The goal of these blog posts are to gather existing and accepted information on …continue…

Marx Running Guide to Common Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis

At Marx Running, our experience is our greatest strength. Through years of serving runners, walkers, and all types of athletes, there are several common injuries that we see on a regular basis. The purpose of this blog post is simply to compile the existing information on how to treat each type of injury. We will translate this info to you in a way that will allow you to get some …continue…