The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

Quick Tip–The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

If you run long enough, you’re going to have to deal with some aches and pains from time to time.

But one question I often get, especially from newer runners, is whether a particular issue is something they can run through or if they need to take some serious time off to rest.

Essentially they are trying to determine the difference between pain and discomfort.

The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

Knowing the Difference Between Pain and Discomfort is Important

On the surface, differentiating between pain and discomfort may seem rather trivial.

But once you dig a little deeper, you begin to realize that knowing the difference is vital if you want to run and avoid serious injury for a number of years. Read more

Runners Knee Treatment: Fact vs. Fiction [with Video]

Anyone that has ever dealt with runners knee/IT Band syndrome knows how much it stinks to not be able to run without pain.

When it comes to runners knee treatment options, there are a handful of common suggestions–some of which are good and some of which are about useless. In this video, I’m addressing each of the common runners knee treatment options and giving you a heads up on which are most effective.

If you missed last weeks video on the causes of runners knee, make sure you check that out as well. And stay tuned for next week’s video, when I’ll be talking about how to prevent having to deal with runners knee in the first place!

Do You Have a Runners Knee Treatment That Has Worked for You That I Didn’t Cover in the Video? I’d Love to Hear How You Dealt with Your IT Band Issues!