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Common causes of running injuries

Common causes of running injuries

by Neil Black

There are a number of common causes of running injuries. For each of these, there are steps you can take to minimise the likelihood of injury.

Advice on preventing running injuries

Advice on preventing running injuries

by Neil Black

As a runner trying to maximise your potential, the threat of injury is very real at any time. Most runners will, unfortunately, go to the point of injury at some stage.

Common running injuries - heel pain

Common running injuries - heel pain

by Neil Black

Heel pain is usually caused by damage to the tissues near the Achilles tendon, which runs from the calf muscle to the heel.

Common running injuries - knee pain

Common running injuries - knee pain

by Neil Black

Knee pain can be caused by inflammation of the knee tendon in the region just below the knee cap - called 'patella tendonitis'.

Common running injuries - buttock pain

Common running injuries - buttock pain

by Neil Black

Buttock pain can be caused by inflammation of the hamstring tendons where they join the bone you sit on - the injury is called 'hamstring origin problem'.

Common running injuries - bone injuries

Common running injuries - bone injuries

by Neil Black

Bone injuries caused by running are usually stress fractures. A stress fracture is a partial or complete fracture of a bone due to its inability to withstand repetitive forces.

Rehabilitation after a running injury

Rehabilitation after a running injury

by Neil Black

The way we approach rehabilitation affects how quickly we can get back to training. Neil Black looks at what steps we can take to ensure the rehab process is as swift as possible.

Getting professional help for running injuries

Getting professional help for running injuries

by Neil Black

There are a number of different health care professionals you can consult about a sports injury. Neil Black explains what they can do for you and who you should see.

Warming up and cooling down in running

Warming up and cooling down in running

by Neil Black

Neil Black advises what you should do, both before and after a run to get the best out of your training sessions.

Common running injuries - groin pain

Common running injuries - groin pain

by Neil Black

Groin pain can be caused by damage to tissues in the groin area. This is called a sports hernia or 'inguinal disruption'.

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