Prevent Running Injuries with Better Form

For the last few runs I’ve had, I noticed some highly unusual pain along the left side of my leg around my knee area. I’ve never had any knee-related issues when running. So as any sane person would assume, I feared that I must need a total knee replacement…haha, just kidding. However, I was very concerned with this new unwelcome pain. I did some in-depth research Google searches and self diagnosed myself with IT Band issues. As a result, I would treat my post-run soreness by using a massage stick and rolling firmly down my left thigh.

I did a bit more research and found a helpful YouTube video on running form [the video is titled: Running – Reduce Hip Flexion to Protect Against Injury – Running Injury Free Revolution (RIF REV)”]. The video highlights characteristics of poor running form. I made some adjustments in my form–particularly using more of a slighty forward lean and a higher running cadence. I’m happy to say that I haven’t had any issues since!