Running Injury-Free (Revised Edition): How to Prevent, Treat, and Recover From Runner's Knee, Shin Splints, Sore Feet and Every Other Ache and Pain

Running Injury-Free (Revised Edition): How to Prevent, Treat, and Recover From Runner's Knee, Shin Splints, Sore Feet and Every Other Ache and Pain

by Joseph Ellis, Joe Henderson

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Running Injury-Free by Dr. Joseph Ellis, DPM uses anecdotal examples from Ellis' own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. He implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries, as well as providing detailed background situations to describe how each injury can happen, so the reader can recognize poor habits or compare training and running practices in his or her own experience.

In this updated version, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, orthotic techniques and materials, Piriformis Syndrome, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, stretching techniques, nutrition and supplements, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners will be updated to reflect timely practices and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623361259
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 644,140
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Ellis is a podiatrist who specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries. A longtime runner, Dr. Ellis was one of the initial panelists for the annual Runner's World shoe survey and currently is on that magazine's science advisory board. In addition to lecturing internationally, he has written hundreds of articles on running injuries and has consulted for several athletic shoe manufacturers. He is the medical director for his sports-medicine clinic in La Jolla, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Why Runners Get Hurt 1

2 Reading and Heeding Your Pains 17

3 It Starts in Your Feet 29

4 Running Shoes: Where Form Meets Function 41

5 Matching the Shoe to Your Needs 55

6 First Aid for Runners 65

7 Products That Work [and Some That Don't) 73

8 When You Must See a Doctor 83

9 What the Doctor Can Do 93

10 Skin and Toenail Damage 103

11 Metatarsal Injuries: Behind the Toe Bones 113

12 Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: A Nerve Problem 123

13 Plantar Fasciitis: Arch Pain 133

14 Achilles Tendon Problems 143

15 Ankle Sprains 151

16 Shin Pain 161

17 Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Runner's Knee 171

18 Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Tricky Knee Problem 181

19 Plica and Meniscus Injuries: More Knee Woes 189

20 Hip and Groin Pain 197

21 Sciatica: Lower-Back Pain 207

22 Training While You Heal 215

23 Nutrition for Injury Prevention 225

24 Minimalist Running 231

25 A Seven-Step Plan for Running Injury-Free 237

Acknowledgment 263

About the Author 265

Index 267

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