Common Running Injuries

In an ideal running world, every mile would be pain free. However in reality this is highly unlikely with most runners enduring some discomfort.  It is usually the severity of this pain that defines if we can continue running or not.  Often these discomforts aren’t enough to make us rest and put away our trainers, although they do impact on the enjoyment of our running.

Running injuries cover a wide spectrum from severe injuries such as stress fractures to transient muscle tightness felt within our hamstrings or calves. Most running injuries fit within this spectrum and that is what we at The Physiotherapy Academy are here to help you with. It is important to listen to your body, running injuries often fit into the following classification ‘Often it comes down to whether you want to take a little time off now or a lot of time off later’.  By listening to your body early after the onset of symptoms and seeking early advice and treatment, you can reduce the likelihood of a lengthy layoff from running.

The seven most common running injuries include:

Don’t let the pain build up until its too late and you have to miss your next planned race. Call us today to get an experts opinion – 01702 521042.
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