Injury Prevention and Treatment for Runners

Injury Prevention and Treatment for Runners

We work with many runners in our practice from casual joggers to highly competitive, high mileage runners. For your convenience, we’ve developed detailed information packets about how to prevent and treat some of the most common running related injuries:

Achilles Tendinitis
The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the calf muscle of the leg. Injury to the tendon may cause it to become inflamed or torn. Achilles tendonitis is the term used when the tendon is inflamed. The inflammation causes pain at the back of your leg near the heel. A full tear of the tendon is called a rupture, also causing pain near your heel … READ MORE

Ankle Sprain
An ankle sprain is an injury that causes a stretch or tear of one or more ligaments in the ankle joint. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones at the joint. Sprains may be graded I, II, or III depending on their severity and ligament damage … READ MORE

IT Band Syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome is inflammation and pain on the outer side of the knee. The iliotibial band is a layer of connective tissue, beginning at a muscle near the outer side of your hip, traveling down the outer side of your thigh, crossing the outer side of the knee, and attaching to the outer side of your upper shin bone (tibia) … READ MORE

Muscle Strain
A strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle or tendon. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that attach muscles to bones. People commonly call muscle strains “pulled muscles.” … READ MORE

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the bottom of the foot between the ball of the foot and the heel … READ MORE

Runner’s Knee
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain behind the kneecap. It has been given many names, including patellofemoral disorder, patellar malalignment, runner’s knee, and chondromalacia … READ MORE

Shin Splints
Shin pain is pain on the front of your lower leg below the knee and above the ankle. It can hurt directly over your shinbone (tibia) or over the muscles that are on the inner or outer side of the tibia. Shin pain has often been called shin splints … READ MORE

Stress Fracture
A stress fracture is a hairline crack that can occur in bones from repeated or prolonged use. The most common sites for stress fracture are the foot bones (metatarsals), shin bone (tibia), outer lower leg bone (fibula), thigh bone (femur), and back bones (vertebrae) … READ MORE