Running is a great way to get fit, but it shouldn’t leave you sore and injured! We can help you achieve your goals!
What falls into this category?
- Trochanteric bursitis or iliopsoas bursitis
- Lower back pain
- Pelvic pain (incl pelvic floor)
- Sciatic nerve impingement or sciatica
- ITB syndrome
- Patellofemoral joint syndrome (“runners knee”)
- Medial tibial stress syndrome (“shin splints”) and fake shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Lower extremity tendinopathies (gluteal, patella, achilles, tibialis posterior)
- Compartment syndrome
- Chronic calf or hamstring tightness whilst running
- Stress fractures
- Muscle tears/strains
- Joint sprains
What are the symptoms?
- Sharp, shooting or annoying pain
- Niggly or constant pain on each step or toe-off
- Unusual pain or tightness after running
- Intense stiffness post-run
- Achiness (with or without swelling) post-run
- Reduced flexibility
When should I get treatment?
Pain during or after running is very common, but doesn’t mean it’s a normal part of being a runner! Most runners know their body quite well, and are pretty aware when something isn’t right. We can help you make running more enjoyable and less painful, and ideally keep you running throughout it.
If you are experiencing persistent or worsening pains for over 1-2 weeks associated with running, it’s best to seek help earlier rather than later to avoid potentially making things harder to recover in the long run!
What treatments help?
It always depends on the individual situation but can be a mix of:
- Strengthening and mobility exercises
- Running technique changes
- Addressing footwear
- Changing your running load (intensity, frequency, distance etc)
- Manual therapy
- Dry needling