Common Running Injuries

Although running injuries often display clear and distinct symptoms together with equally clear and distinct solutions, some will more readily respond well to self-treatment while others may require specialist attention. If you are unfortunate enough to pick up a running injury, check out the following guide – which provides an insight into the top ten most common injuries and also details the appropriate action to take should you suffer from any of them. This guide includes advice on:

• Injuries and symptoms
• The best treatment(s) to use
• How soon you can return to racing

How to use this guide:

It is extremely important to remember that although there are many common injuries, your injury is individual to you and a precise diagnosis can only be made by a qualified medical practitioner or physio/sports therapist. A specialist will be able to thoroughly examine you and professionally advise you on your particular condition – so make sure you seek assessment through TA Physio

This guide will help you identify the most likely injury that you are suffering from and is categorised according to the relevant area of the body that it affects. So if you have pain when you run, please click on the links below, because prompt action can frequently speed your recovery.

Foot injuries
1. Blisters
2. Black and bruised toenails
3. Plantar fasciitis

Lower leg injuries
4. Shin splints
5. Calf or Achilles tendon strain

Knee injuries
6. Runner’s knee
7. ITB syndrome

Upper leg/hip injuries
8. Hamstring strain
9. Bursitis

Miscellaneous injuries
10. Overtraining/chronic fatigue

Get well sooner…

There is a common theme running through the causative factors of many of these top ten running injuries, and that is: prevention is better than cure.

By warming up, regularly stretching and keeping your body in balance, many injuries can be avoided. However, if injury does strike then prompt action is paramount to minimise downtime.

When you are injured it will frequently pay dividends to seek professional advice and treatment, in addition to maintaining a home rehabilitation programme – both assessment and treatment of these common running injuries can be provided by TA Physio. Contact us via email or telephone (07792055162) to see if we can help.

Get well soon!

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am driven and passionate about healthcare focused on delivering successful patient outcomes through personalised rehabilitation. So far, I have established a successful career in physiotherapy rehabilitation and gained valuable experience in contributing to marketing strategies within multi-national companies. In 2005 I graduated from UWIC with a degree in science, health, exercise and sport, and then specialised in Physiotherapy and graduated Coventry University in 2008. Since commencing my physiotherapy career I have gained valuable experience in musculoskeletal, sports rehabilitation, and community based neurological and falls prevention rehabilitation within the NHS. In 2010 I set up TA Physio to provide a personal and flexible service for clientele requiring sports rehabilitation, falls prevention & rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy as well as bio mechanical assessment in North London. In 2011 I joined AposTherapy as a junior therapist and developed over 2 years to become a Senior AposTherapist in 2013. Recently I have been promoted to lead the London Clinic development and growth reporting directly to the UK Clinical Lead and overseeing ten members of clinical staff. The responsibilities included developing vital HCP links to build referral pathways, accountable for staff development and clinical needs of the AposTherapy London Clinic. In 2014 I provided physiotherapy to elite athletes at The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. I was based within the busy and dynamic polyclinic within the Athletes' Villages. The aim is to help Glasgow 2014 deliver a direct access physiotherapy service to the people at the heart of the Games. Specialties: Gait Analysis, Deviations and Gait Rehabilitation; Sports Specific Rehabilitation; Orthopaedic Post Operative Rehabilitation; Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy; Clinical Blog Writing; Development and Growth of Clinical Services; Presenting to Healthcare Professionals & Advisory Boards.

5 thoughts on “Common Running Injuries

    1. Apologises for the delayed response, the difficulty with walking is if you ahve small shoes or boots. Make sure you have the correct size and allow space for thicker walking or sports socks too. I get a black toe nails when I play football a my trainers are too small in socks.

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