As most runners know, the sport of running can be incredibly taxing on the body. While the ideal situation is certainly a pain-free run every single time, the reality is that running injuries are very common. From aches and pains here to twinges and tweaks there, being aware of the body and some of the most common running injuries is important. Those runners who are especially conscious of their body and potential damages will be better equipped to avoid setbacks. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common running injuries and how to avoid them.
While runner’s knee, hamstring injuries, and Achilles tendonitis are the most common of running injuries, there are certainly many additional ways that runners suffer each day. Being proactive about addressing even minor pain is critical to pinpointing injuries before they become serious. We encourage active runners to seek physical therapy for minor injuries in order to make the body as well-equipped as possible to handle consistent running.