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What’s with the runnersball?
Dog toys. Glides for medical walkers. Laundry fluffers. Besides the obvious purpose of a tennis ball (playing tennis), tennis balls have a variety of everyday uses. One of the most beneficial ways to use a tennis ball is to alleviate a variety of aches and pains, especially those commonly experienced by runners, hence the term runnersball. Athletico would like to share a few ways that tennis balls can be a great aide in reducing pain and getting you back on your feet and doing what it is you love to do. Look for your Athletico runnersball in upcoming Chicagoland race goody bags, and be sure to check out often as more tips will be added!

5 Free and Easy Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot. If you’ve ever had pain in the bottom of your foot with the first few steps out of bed in the morning, you’ve probably had some experience with this painful condition. Find out how a tennis ball could be used to reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis.  READ FULL POST

3 Ways to Roll Away Muscle Tension
Sedentary jobs, decreased activity levels, and increased stress have made us a less mobile population. Our muscles are overactive and tight, creating imbalances in our bodies, which can lead to poor posture, joint pain, and a host of avoidable injuries. Here three options alleviate tense, overactive muscles. READ FULL POST

IT Band Syndrome
IT band syndrome is an overuse injury that is common in endurance athletes like runners and bikers. It affects a tissue that runs from the side of your hip all of the way down past your knee. Most of the time, the inflammation manifests itself as pain on the outside of the knee. It can be incredibly painful and is typically a frustratingly stubborn injury to deal with.  READ FULL POST

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