Low back pain is a common problem in active populations, but I rarely see runners with back pain—and when I do, it’s often a bone stress injury (BSI). When a runner reports a gradual onset of unilateral back pain, I’m immediately concerned about a potential sacral stress fracture (SSF). Although rare in the general public, these often occur in endurance …
Programming Exercise for Femoral Neck Stress Fractures
Femoral neck stress fractures (FNSF) are challenging to treat. Let’s go through four fundamental principles that are crucial to consider when designing efficient FNSF rehab programs. Then, let’s cover how to implement effective exercise programs with actual people.
Do I Have a Femoral Neck Stress Fracture?
Navigating hip pain can be challenging for runners. Ranging from a mild pinch to pain forcing you to limp to the nearest set of crutches, hip pain can frustrate both athletes and providers. A lot of things can cause your hip to hurt. I want to zoom in on a specific injury we need to do a better job of …
How Do I Develop Strong Bones (Video)?
Optimizing bone health for runners is key. Lifting weights is really good for our skeleton. Coordinating lifting and running can be a challenge. This video highlights a key principle you NEED to know when combining the two. Coffee anyone?
Antigravity Treadmills and Stress Fractures: Do They Help?
Taking someone into an antigravity treadmill without the requisite changes in training philosophy, nutritional strategy or stress management is the same as plugging your ears and saying “La la la”.