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    5 Most Common Running Injuries and The Best Tools to Help

    According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, about 70 percent of runners will become injured. Our goal as a company is to help keep you injury free and feeling great! Thankfully, Zensah’s innovative products and use of athletic compression work to prevent common running injuries. We have created a list of these injuries and the Zensah products that target each injury so you can perform without limits.

     

    1. Shin Splints
    Shin splints are a common running injury caused by over training or dramatic changes in training regimens. Runners with shin splints experience lower leg pain below the knee that can make running extremely uncomfortable.

     

    Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves
    Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves

    How Zensah Helps
    Zensah’s Calf/Shin Splint Compression Sleeve and Compression Leg Sleeves feature v-shaped chevron ribbing on the front of the sleeve to provide the same relief as kinesiology tape, without having to be “taped up” by a trainer.

    2. Plantar Fasciitis
    Plantar Fasciitis, or the inflammation of the ligament connecting the heel bone to the toes, is a major cause of heel pain in running. Runners are prone to repeated strains of this ligament, extending the healing process.

    Zensah Compression Ankle Sleeve
    Zensah Compression Ankle Sleeve

     

    How Zensah Helps
    Zensah’s Compression Ankle/Calf Sleeves and Compression Ankle Support help alleviate pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis with pin-point compression in the ankle, and a cuff that can be folded over for additional compression.

    3. Achilles Tendinitis
    The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body, and connects the heel to the muscles of the lower leg. Achilles Tendinitis, or inflammation of the Achilles tendon, has several causes, ranging from tight calf muscles to sudden increases in training.

    Zensah Calf / Shin Splint Sleeve
    Zensah Calf / Shin Splint Sleeve

     

    How Zensah Helps
    Zensah’s Calf/Shin Splint Compression Sleeve incorporates micro-ribbing on the back to provide calf support and help treat calf strains. If you are recovering from Achilles Tendinitis, this sleeve is great for muscle stabilization, reducing micro tears and preventing future injuries.

    4. Runner’s Knee
    Runner’s Knee, or patella-femoral pain syndrome, is the irritation of the cartilage of the kneecap. Running often irritates the area where the kneecap rests on the thighbone, making it painful to walk downhill or stand after extended periods of sitting. Runner’s Knee is often attributed to poorly conditioned quadriceps and tight hamstrings.

    Zensah Compression Knee Sleeve
    Zensah Compression Knee Sleeve

    How Zensah Helps
    Zensah’s Compression Knee Sleeve features pin-point compression with raised ribbing to provide targeted support to the patella and knee area. Runners and all athletes use the knee sleeve post activity, because its compression technology helps improve blood circulation for a faster recovery, relieving knee pain.

    5. IT Band Syndrome
    The Iliotibial Band, or IT band, attaches to the knee and helps stabilize and move the joint. IT Syndrome results from the IT band rubbing over the outside of the knee, creating pain in the area. Some causes of this syndrome include running downhill, wearing worn-out shoes, and running on a circular track.

    How Zensah Helps
    Zensah’s Compression Knee Sleeve utilizes pin-point compression to support the IT band. A silicone grip ensures that the knee sleeve stays in place during activity.

    For more information about common injuries you can also visit these create article on Runners World (http://www.runnersworld.com/health/big-7-body-breakdowns?page=single)

    If you have a specific question, leave a comment below or contact us at customer@zensah.com

    White to Bright Recap – Check Out These Awesome Designs!

    Since we announced our White to Bright campaign, we have received a lot of questions about the final designs! Below is a recap of the creative ways our compression leg sleeves were transformed! Have you decorated your compression sleeves? Send as an picture of your design to marketing@zensah.com and we’ll feature it! 

    Chocolate Runner Girl converted her white leg sleeves into one of our favorite Frozen characters, OLAF! Perfect for anyone taking on a RunDisney event like the Princess Half Marathon.

    Chocolate Runner Girl - Frozen inspired

    Full post here: https://chocolaterunnergirl.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/frozen-inspired-whitetobright-zensah-compression-sleeves/

    Red Head Baby Mama was inspired by the Disney Pegasus and painted her white leg sleeves to match her costume.

    Red head baby mama - pegasus

    Full post here: http://www.redheadbabymama.com/2015/01/disney-pegasus-painted-running-sleeves.html

    My No Guilt Life took on the challenge to design her sleeves for the Star Wars Half Marathon where she dressed like a Rebel Pilot.

    No Guilt Life - Rebel Pilot

    Full post here: http://noguiltlife.com/2015/01/going-whitetobright-zensah-giveaway.html

    The Uncoordinated Mommy did an amazing job of using colors that pop to show the chevron ribbing (aka shin splint relief) on our compression sleeves!

    Uncoordinated Mommy

    Full post here: http://theuncoordinatedmommy.com/im-running-the-princess-10k-and-a-zensah-giveaway/

    Run Walk Repeat decided to tie-dye her sleeves. Aren’t these perfects for St. Patrick’s Day coming up?

    Run Walk Repeat - Tie Dye

    Full post here: http://theuncoordinatedmommy.com/im-running-the-princess-10k-and-a-zensah-giveaway/

    Mom’s Magical Miles also designed her sleeves to match a Disney costume.

    Moms Magical Miles - Red Queen

    Full post here: http://www.momsmagicalmiles.com/2015/01/white-to-bright-my-marathon-costume-and.html

    Stress Free Baby took a different approach to her design. She decorated her sleeves with hearts as a constant reminder to love herself.

     Stress free baby - love sleeves

    Full post here: http://stressfreebaby.com/2015/02/zensah-compression-sleeves-help-aching-muscles-review/

     

    1. Ashley’s Random Blog designed her sleeves with Pirates for the Caribbean theme.

    Ashleys Random Blog - pirates

    Full post here: http://ashleymclure.blogspot.com/2015/01/designing-running-costume-with-zensah.html