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Introduction to Running Injuries: Part 2

Injuries are every runner’s worst nightmare. From experienced to beginner, no runner wants to miss a training day. No runner wants to rest for a few days, let alone having to face months of recovery and rehabilitation. Recognising the signs and symptoms of common running injuries early, can promote early onset of treatment and reduce the one thing runners dislike… not running!

Introduction to Running Injuries: Part 1

Injuries are every runner’s worst nightmare. From experienced to beginner, no runner wants to miss a training day. No runner wants to rest for a few days, let alone having to face months of recovery and rehabilitation. Recognising the signs and symptoms of common running injuries early, can promote early onset of treatment and reduce the one thing runners dislike… not running!

The Clinic, Myofascial release

Myofascial Release:The IlioTibial Band (ITB) A tight or inflamed ITB can present acutely as pain on palpation and chronically as pain down the side of the leg and/or knee pain with possible swelling at the knee. ITB Syndrome can be caused by overuse, i.e. too many miles run, static postural dysfunction e.g. pelvic malalignment or movement dysfunction e.g. incorrect Lunge Pattern and/or Squat Pattern. Treatment involves Myofascial Release followed by PNF Stretching. This may form part of a more extensive program focussing on strengthening the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip complex and releasing tight muscle groups such as the hip flexors and hamstrings.