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Archive for Common Running Injuries


January 1st, 2013

Common Running Injuries – Ankle Sprains

Feet on a raftSprained ankles are another common injury that is not related to overuse. They are mostly related to the terrain you are running on. Good form can help prevent them, because your foot isn’t rolling forward as you move – but sometimes you might just miss a step or not pay attention to where you’re going. Boom – sprained ankle.  Read on to see what to do with a sprained ankle.

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September 25th, 2012

Common Running Injuries – Muscle Pulls

Gatton Hall 10K Run - July 2011 - The Leading Lady in the Home StraightMuscle pulls are one of the few common injuries that strike runners – that isn’t an overuse injury. Being tired can reduce your ability to cope with an unusual situation like the sudden tree root, buried beneath uncut grass, that you unknowingly step on. However, muscle pulls are more related to your muscle strength and flexibility level. Taking care of your body is going to help you prevent them. Read on to see what happens when you pull a muscle. Click to continue reading…

July 10th, 2012

Common Running Injuries: Achilles Tendinitis

Heel striking, cause of achilles tendinitis?Achilles Tendinitis is an extremely painful injury that occurs when you increase your workout load or intensity. It can be tough to shake once it occurs. This article will help you identify, treat, and most importantly, prevent it from happening to you. It’s important to take care of your achilles tendon – you don’t want to rupture it and face several months of rehabilitation.

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May 22nd, 2012

Common Running Injuries – IT Band Strain

This article will cover IT band strains – what they are, how they develop, how to treat the injury, and how to prevent it from happening. ITBS is very annoying and painful. It’s not as common as other overuse injuries, but if you have even a slight abnormality (for example: very slightly bowed legs), you are at an increased risk. This article will help you prevent it – and if you do have it, you’ll be able to diagnose and treat it.

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April 24th, 2012

Common Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis

Today we will cover plantar fasciitis – what it is, how it develops, how to treat it, and how to prevent them from happening. Plantar fasciitis is an injury that can take over a year to totally heal, so it’s important to make sure it’s prevented. After reading this, you’ll know what you need to do to make sure you avoid it. Click to continue reading…