Common Performance Injuries
Are trauma-related Injuries keeping you off your feet?
Prevention is the most important part of keeping you on the road. If you take the time to properly prepare your body before you exercise, it will help to minimise the chances of an exercise related accident. There are a variety of injuries that can incur when you are training, they range from mildly annoying to something requiring physical therapy or even surgery.
We all know that we need to sure that we stretch properly, wear appropriate footwear and rest when necessary. However if you have pain that persists, then you need to talk to one of our podiatrists to see what is causing your pain and how we can support you to rehabilitate you to run without pain.
A few common running injuries include
A pulled hamstring is an injury to the hamstring muscle. It causes mild to severe pain in the area.
Hip Stress Fractures:
Stress fractures of the hip are most common in long distance runners where there is a constant repetitive motion in the hip.
Shin splint pain can be due to is generally associated with any pain in the bone between the knee and ankle.
Achilles tendonitis is a painful condition of the tendon in the back of the ankle. Left untreated, Achilles tendonitis can lead to an increased risk of Achilles tendon rupture.
Plantar fasciitis is a pain in the heel caused by inflammation of the thick ligament of the base of the foot. Plantar fasciitis can cause pain when walking or running, and lead to the formation of a heel spur.
Arch pain, also sometimes called a strain, often causes inflammation and a burning sensation under the arch of the foot.
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