Common Springtime Running Injuries

With spring comes so many things. Spring is almost like a second new year, where we get back on track with our goals. And, if your goal is running a marathon, you’re probably aware that you need to start planning now. A lack of planning can lead to rushing your workouts, and then injuries. Of course, nothing can derail your plans like an injury. If you’re planning on running a marathon or triathlon this year, you know how important time is to reaching your goals.

Reasons for common springtime running injuries can involve poor footwear, increasing mileage too quickly, or even having bad running form. Keep reading to learn how to avoid common springtime running injuries, so you can have a healthy, happy summer.

Common Running Injuries

Commons signs of running injuries can vary, because running injuries can vary. But, a running injury can start as something that seems quite minor, so take care and pay attention to what your body is telling you. You may need to stop or change your running habits if you experience pain while you’re running, stiffness, dizziness, or even limping.

If you’re not feeling great, it could also be one of the following injuries affecting you:

  • A hamstring strains
  • A pulled muscles
  • A ligament sprain
  • Sunburn
  • Dehydration
  • Heat exhaustion
  • A skin injury, like blisters
  • Ankle sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Knee injuries, like kneecap pain or tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • A stress fracture

Even if you’ve been running inside on a treadmill or a track, running outside can present uneven terrain, puddles, or even rain that you’re not used to. Don’t let your brain get ahead of your body, impacting your goals and ruining your summer. Keep track of how you’re feeling, and give yourself time to recover if you do experience an injury. Treating your injuries quickly can help prevent more serious injuries.

Are you interested in learning more about treatment of common running injuries? Give us a call at 508.363.6363 to schedule a consultation today. We can give you a treatment plan to get you running and feeling great again.

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