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!


5 thoughts on “Common Running Injuries

    • 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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