Running Injuries and Training Tips

Running Injuries and Training Tips

Running is one of the most popular recreational sports in the world. It is fun and generally an inexpensive form of terrific and beneficial health exercise for those who participate.

However, studies have shown that in any year between 65-79% of runners will have an injury that causes them to take time off from running.

Common Running Injuries Include:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Gluteal Tendinitis
  • IT Band syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitiis
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Hamstring strain

The good news is that many injuries are minor and will resolve with some time and adjustment to the athlete’s training. However, for a small percent of runners these injuries can become long term and truly affect their ability to enjoy and participate in a sport they love!

This is when the highly trained Licensed Physical Therapist at Trinity Rehab can help restore runners to their prior level of enjoying the “Run” by breaking through the injury’s acute, sub-acute, or chronic phase of pain and inflammation. Treatments such as soft tissue work, joint mobilization, strengthening exercises, and assessments of running mechanics can start the process. For those with more stubborn injuries, use of a body weight reduction treadmill like the Alter-G can allow a runner to get back to running much earlier than with a standard treadmill or running outdoors. EPAT (Radial Shockwave) has been shown to significantly help the more stubborn and long term diagnoses like tendonitis and plantar fasciitis that can keep a runner from returning to their prior “Fun Run” days.

So if you are a runner and your current injury is keeping you from enjoying “That Run”...

Come see the Team at Trinity Rehab so you can:

"Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running."

— Julie Isphording , American Olympic runner


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