knee pain

My Visit to the Chiropractor-Part 1

Yes! I went to the chiropractor! Quite unintentionally planned I’ll admit, but it is something I’ve been pondering over the last couple of weeks. I’ve talked to some friends who have made several trips, as well as I found other bloggers with injuries who believe the chiropractor helped them make tremendous progress in their recovery. […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Stretching

The iliotibial band is a thick tendinous fascia that originates on the outside portion of the hip and extends to the side of the knee. After activities such as running, walking, or hiking, the iliotibial band can become tight and inflamed. This results in a condition known as iliotibial band syndrome.Iliotibial band syndrome is characterized by pain along the side […]

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Finally, after several months of trying to figure out my knee/leg pain, I think I’ve finally found the culprit. Notice I said “I” found the villain ’cause I’ve yet to see a doctor for it……I know I know, nurses make the worst patients! But anywho, after Sunday’s run, the symptoms really became very clear along with the apparent cause.

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Why is it I can never find matching socks? I wear them. I wash them. I dry them. Then I try to match them….unsuccessfully. How to I have a drawer full of single socks with no mate? I swear I sometimes think there’s a hidden compartment somewhere in the dryer that sucks up single socks. […]

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As I look over the Marathon Training Schedule this week, it’s hard not to think about where we should be right now with our running.  Oh how I wish we were there.  I still haven’t said I’m not running the marathon, but in reality I know I probably won’t be able to (see how I’m […]

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I set out for another run over the weekend.  But this time it was different.   I left my Garmin at home, put a compression sleeve on my right knee and hoped for the best. But the biggest change I had is that I had no expectations.  I set no standard.  No worries about distance; I simply wanted […]

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It was so good to get back on the road this week after taking some time off.  I was going stir crazy, but remained disciplined to allow my many leg pains time to feel better.  Earlier in the week we started off by just walking a couple of miles, took a day off in between, […]

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Marathon Training Week Recap?  Not much to report here at all.  I’m taking the week off. In spite of last week’s treadmill running and actually doing pretty well at it–10 miles total–this week was really.  really.  bad.   I honestly think I overdid it on the treadmill by running too hard, too fast and too much.  […]

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