Running Injuries

Running Injuries

Many runners manage to continue to train whilst injured, however injuries reduce both performance and enjoyment. Some of the most common running injuries include: knee pain, lateral hip pain, shin pain and foot pain.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common presentation in physiotherapy and sports medicine practices. It is particularly prevalent in runners, and females tend to be affected more frequently than males. The onset of PFPS is often insidious. Patients describe a diffuse ache in the front knee which is often difficult to localise. Clicking or noise is often experienced. The pain is aggravated by loading activities, such as squatting, kneeling and walking up or downstairs. There may be tenderness and swelling around the kneecap.

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Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)

The iliotibial band is a thick band of tendinous tissue that runs from the top of the pelvis (Ilium), down the outside of the thigh, and attaches to both the tibia and fibula beneath the knee.

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