San Diego running injuries

Common Types of Running Injuries



   
Shin Splints Shin Splints
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


Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles Tendonitis
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.

The worst running injuries may require surgery. Check running shoes for excessive wear.

Stress Fractures
Stress Fracture


Stress Fracture
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.





Go to more running injuries info on:

  • Runners Knee Running Injuries,
  • Heel / Arch Pain & Running Injuries, and
  • Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Running Injuries




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