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The Most Common Running Injuries

An injury is every runner’s worst nightmare. After all, it can set your training back weeks, if not months, and can be incredibly frustrating. Here at Bookit Zone, we want our readers to stay safe and educated when it comes to running related injuries so that you can train for your big race efficiently and pain free. After all, many running injuries are preventable with good form and technique. Read on as we go through three of the most common running related injuries…

1.    Runner’s Knee

Known for pain and tenderness that can be found in and around the kneecap, runner’s knee can be incredibly uncomfortable and will eventually turn into persistent pain. Interestingly, many runners are able to complete their run without any problems, only for the pain to flare up afterwards.

2.    Plantar Fasciitis

Accounting for nearly a fifth of all running injuries, plantar fasciitis occurs when small tears form in the tendons and ligaments of the foot, creating inflammation and pain that feels like a dull ache. At first the pain may only be present when you get up after a prolonged period of sitting, however it is important to get help as soon as possible before it becomes constant.

3.    Shin Splints

Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints are characterised by a pain or ache that shoots down your shins. It accounts for around 15% of all running injuries and is actually the result of small tears around your shinbone. Since it can develop into something much more serious, it is important to consult help if you are struggling to walk. 

Rest and recovery is the most important thing to remember when you suffer from a running related injury. After all, your body needs time to recuperate and heal itself, especially if your injury is the result of overtraining. With this said, it is greatly recommended that you consult a physiotherapist if your symptoms are not easing. To find out everything you need to know about the latest running events in your area, get in contact with a member of the Bookit Zone team today!

10th December 2018, 10:48
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