5. Improve your posture
If you’re serious about running, invest some time and money to get your gait analyzed. You’ll uncover all sorts of limitations and issues that you can correct and, eventually, run pain-free again.
For example, overpronation or underpronation can cause healable aches and pains or hunching over rather than running tall can increase spinal tension.
6. Improve your tissue quality
Use a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or tennis ball to improve your muscle health and relax bunches of ultra-tense muscle fibers called “knots” or “trigger points.” If left untreated, these areas affect your joints and limit your mobility.
Foam roll before every run and every workout. If you roll over any extremely tender regions, spend more time on that area to coax it to release.