This running injury often causes pain along either side of the lower leg.
Symptoms vary greatly from dull tightness to a painful area along the lower leg. Injuries have a higher incidence of occurrence in athletes starting a new running or aerobic program.
Many cases of this type of running injury will resolve on their own. If not, consult a Sports Medicine Injury Specialist. Orthotics may be necessary. More info on how to Heal and Prevent Shin Splints
Inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel.
Can be stiff at the beginning of a run and feel better during the workout.
Pain varies from dull ache to acute, knife-like pain.
Achilles tendinitis treatment should include sports massage to the calf muscle.
Usually located in either the lower leg (tibia) or one of the metatarsals (toes), the 2nd and 3rd toes being the most common. This type of running injury can be difficult to
diagnose in its early stages and can be confused with shin splints. Healing usually requires six to eight weeks of rest.
Running injuries study thru 32 week marathon training program.
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Incidence rate 6.76 running injuries/1000 hours.
Found: higher arch index protective against overall running injuries and knee injuries in particular, higher heel valgus protective against knee and foot running injuries, higher tubercle-sulcus angle associated with shin injuries, higher knee valgus associated with shin injuries rates.
(Wen & Puffer, 1998)
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• Check running shoes for excessive wear. Go to more running injuries info on:
Runners Knee Running Injuries,
Heel / Arch Pain & Running Injuries, and
Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Running Injuries
• Consider an orthotic for added stability and prevention of injuries