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Have you ever been injured?

Categories: Exercise, Injury, Health

Running is a fantastic form of exercise, it helps to boost your cardiovascular fitness, improves your strength and maintain your weight.

There can be a worry that you’ll pick up injuries when you run, but if you plan your training carefully and have a balance between running and strength exercises you can progress well.

However you can still pick up injuries, the important thing is to recognise the signs when they’re still a little niggle, rather than waiting thinking it’ll go away and it turns into a full blown injury.

The common injuries that might lead to you taking a break from running are

Osteoarthritis – this is a condition that can affect any joint and is the breakdown of cartilage in the joint, this usually comes from general wear and tear of the joint.

Hip Bursitis – this is caused by inflammation of the bursa, which is a small sack filled with fluid that lubricate the joint.

Patellofemoral Pain – also known as runner’s knee, is pain behind the knee cap. It’s caused by constant movement of the back of your knee cap on your thigh bone.

Patellar Tendinopathy – is inflammation of the tendon that connects the knee cap to the tibia (shin). Pain is usually felt at the bottom of your knee when you’re running downhill.

Achilles Tendinopathy – this is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon at the back of your ankle.

Plantar Fasciitis – this often feels like a sharp stabbing pain underneath your foot, as the connective tissue from the ball of your foot and heel in inflamed.

Have you ever been affected by any of these injuries?

If you have it’s possibly time to reassess your training and check you’re exercising correctly.

I have space available on my 6 week Injury Clinic programme, please get in contact to see how I can help you.