Knee pain can be caused by inflammation of the knee tendon in the region just below the knee cap - called 'patella tendonitis'.
Knee pain can be caused by inflammation of the knee tendon in the region just below the knee cap (patella). This is called patella tendonitis.
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.
Runners with shin pain are usually suffering from either shin splints - a catch all term for lower leg pain - or compartment syndrome - a build up of pressure in a muscle compartment of the leg.
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.
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