Running Injuries

There are many different types of injuries that can occur in runners, but some of the most common ones are runner’s knee, Achilles tendonitis, and iliotibial band syndrome.

Runner’s knee is a condition that affects the kneecap and is caused by overuse or incorrect movement. The most common symptoms are pain and swelling around the kneecap, difficulty bending the knee, and a popping or grinding sensation. Treatment usually involves rest, ice, and compression, and in some cases surgery may be necessary.

Achilles tendonitis is a condition that affects the Achilles tendon, which is the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel. It is caused by overuse or incorrect movement, and the most common symptoms are pain and swelling around the Achilles tendon, difficulty flexing the ankle, and a popping or grinding sensation. Treatment usually involves rest, ice, and compression, and in some cases surgery may be necessary.

Iliotibial band syndrome is a condition that affects the iliotibial band, which is a band of tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh. It is caused by overuse or incorrect movement, and the most common symptoms are pain and swelling on the outside of the thigh, difficulty flexing the knee, and a popping or grinding sensation. Treatment usually involves rest, ice, and compression, and in some cases surgery may be necessary.

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