Dynamic Warm Up or Static Stretch?

Posted by Jill Gleason PT, DPT on April 16, 2013

The Starting Line:  Are dynamic or static stretches the best way to warm up for running?   All runners want to know the best way to warm up, including what kind of stretching is best, and if it should be done before or after the run. Unfortunately, the research on stretching can often be conflicting and confusing. From the current best evidence and my 10 years of clinical experience with runners, I recomme...

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Plantar Fasciitis: Problems and Solutions

Posted by Anthony Luke MD, MPH on December 5, 2012

The Starting Line:  Why do I have heel pain when I run and what can I do about it?   Plantar fasciitis is the third most common injury in runners. The fibrous insertion of the plantar fascia into the heel (a.k.a. the calcaneus) is stretched by the repetitive stress of running. Tenderness is often located on the inside aspect of the heel where the arch of the foot ends and the heel contacts the ground. This...

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