Running Injuries

Running Injuries70% of all runners are bound to get injured some time. Most injuries are usually minor, but they may become serious if ignored or not treated properly for a long time.

Runner’s Knee: This injury, sometimes diagnosed as chondromalacia of the patella, or patello-femoral dysfunction – as it is usually referred to – is a very common injury related to running. In this condition, the kneecap’s cartilage essentially gets irritated.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome: Symptoms of this condition manifest at the end or in the middle of a run. These include aching or soreness on the outside of a knee or both the knees.

Shin Splints: This term refers to the sharp sensation, aching or twinges that occurs on the lower leg – either the inside or the front portion. It is also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. People who do not stretch or are strengthened properly for long runs – in other words, those who aren’t ready for the stress caused due to running – are more likely to experience this condition.

Achilles Tendonitis: This affects the tendon that connects the muscles in the lower leg with the heel.

Heel Soreness (Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis): The plantar fascia extends all the way to the toes starting from the heel. When this plantar fascia comes under strain, it results in heel problems. This is one of the most common causes of heel problems.

If someone has a biomechanical flaw in their foot, even wearing a wrong type of footwear can result in plantar fasciitis.