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IT Band Syndrome

IT Band Syndrome affects millions of runnersIT band syndrome (ITBS) is characterized by severe and nagging pain on the outside of the knee area. The Iliotibial band is the ligament that connects the hip to the knee and is located on the outside of the leg. ITBS is a highly common injury in the running world. It is experienced by novice to expert runners. It is the result of a large variety of issues that, often times, cause problems in conjunction with each other.

Muscle Strain

Pain from muscle strain can ruin your race timeMuscle strain is caused by a variety of issues. Muscle strains can occur in any region or muscle group throughout the body. They range from minor to severe, and if ignored, will intensify. For Runners, the most common muscle groups affected by strain are the hamstrings, calves, groins, and lower back muscles. Improper stretching and inadequate flexibility cause a high number of muscle strains.

Shin Splints

Shin Splints will make running painfulShin splints are characterized by a dull, aching pain in the shin bone and calf muscle area. This ailment is most common in new runners. It can be a result of numerous issues including: poor foot support, improper form, and imbalanced muscle strength in the primary and secondary muscles in the lower leg.

Stress Fracture

Dont let a stress fracture take you out of the raceStress fractures are a very specific and severe type of bone fracture. This type of fracture is characterized by a break in the bone that travels the length of the bone, whereas, an acute fracture typically travels the width of the bone. If left untreated, the fracture will grow in length and severity. This is one of the most severe running injuries and has ended many running careers.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis is painful for runnersTendonitis of the Achilles affects the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the back of the heel, and is very common for runners. This ailment causes extremely painful sensations in the back of the ankle just above the heel extending up to the base of the calf. It causes this area to be very tender and inflamed.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis creates serious pain for runnersIn running, it is clear that healthy feet are 100% imperative. Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by extreme pain in the sole of one’s foot and heel. Many runners report that the pain feels as if they have stepped on a nail. This severe and splitting pain is intense and will often lead to the inability to run and train.

Runner's Knee

Runner's Knee pain can bench any runnerRunner’s knee affects a wide variety of athletes. It is in no way exclusive to Runners, but it is extremely common for runners of all ages. Running is especially high contact and the brunt of this impact is experienced by the knee joint. Each time the foot hit the ground, more pressure is exerted on the knee. This pressure is detrimental to the health of one’s knee.

7 Injuries that Commonly Affect Runners

7 Injuries that commonly affect runnersEvery Runner knows that injuries and pain are inevitable. Between extensive hours on a track, road, or trail and the high impact effects of this running time every runner will experience some level of pain. Some pain inflicting injuries are unique to an individual. However, many are common amongst all runners, young and old.

The Wrists

Is Wrist Pain Affecting Your Golf GameMost injuries in golf occur from overuse rather than an overload of a one-time stress as in other sports. The wrists are often overlooked as a potentially vulnerable area prone to injury in golfers. However, Tendonitis is rather common in golfers. This is a term given to the condition of inflammation in a tendon.

Shin Pain

Is Shin Pain Affecting Your Golf GameDue to the excessive amount of walking on the golf course, many golfers experience pain in their shins. Numerous golf courses are centered on hills which makes for treacherous walking conditions that, over time, cause inflammation and damage the soft tissues in the shins.

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