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Flexibility for the runner

Flexibility for the runner

| Advice, Health, Physical Therapy, Run Fit

Running is a series of repetitive movements that add strength to the body and also change muscle length.  The Iliotibial band, Piriformis, Gastrocnemius and Soleus often develop excessive tightness as a result of running.This excessive tightness can lead to lateral leg pain, (hip) pain and Achilles tendonitis as well as other injuries. 

Below are some ways to stretch these particular tissues.  

Performing these stretches after your warm up and after your run (can decrease your risk of being sidelined from an avoidable injury).