What is it?
Running injuries are simply that – injuries you experience while you run or as a result of you running. This could be in your feet, your knees, your hips, your back, or even your neck.
These injuries are not often specific to running and can happen as a result of any exercise or sporting activity. Some of the more common injuries experienced as a result of running include:
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Calf Strain or Tear
- Shin Pain
- Patella-femoral Pain
- Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
- Patella Tendinopathy
How is it diagnosed?
In order to work out what is causing the pain, our physios will take a look at your body as a whole and examine the way you move. Often we will start with the area of your body that causes you the most discomfort but we will also branch out and assess your whole body, including looking at your running technique on a treadmill in order to get the most detailed picture we can.
How is it treated?
Treatment all depends on the diagnosis!
Once we are sure of the true reason you are experiencing pain then there are a number of techniques we can use in order to start the rehabilitation process. As the old saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat!
One of the best ways to address running injuries is by correcting running form. There are many ways and techniques of running to suit many different bodies, we will help to develop a running style that suits your body and way of moving.
Other treatment techniques include mobilisations, soft tissue releases, dry needling, exercises specific to helping you stretch, strengthen, and control a structure as appropriate, and many more!
What is the prognosis?
Like treatment, prognosis all depends on the particular injury.
As a general rule, the shorter the duration of the injury and the lower the intensity of the pain the less time it will take to recover.
If this sounds like something you’re struggling with, come and see us in the clinic today!