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Don't Run into Trouble Advice Resources

It’s not surprising that about 15% of all running injuries strike the foot. With each step your feet absorb a force several times your body weight.

Please feel free to use the recourses bellow to help understand your pain/injury. For any further help you can book an INITAL ASSESSMENT with our Podiatrist , who specialises in Biomechanics. 

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Keys to Preventing Running Injuries

revention is essentially the ‘mirror image’ of risks or causes of injuries. If you understand those, then you know where to start.

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The Injury

Runner’s knee, more scientifically called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition which affects the cartilage on the underside of the knee cap (patella) and the structures which support it, as it moves up and down over the groove on the femur (thigh bone) when you bend and straighten your knee.

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Shin Splints

Shin splints or shin pain is clinically referred to as medial-tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). It is an umbrella term that often refers to a number of issues involving pain in the shin area.

Hamstring Muscle Injuries

Runners are often guilty of showing their hamstrings no love, until they demand it. Hamstring issues usually arise because the muscles are weak. Long and weak or short and tight hamstrings all pose injury risks, as do muscle imbalances with over-powering quadriceps on the front of your thigh.

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) has been compared to the feeling of somebody stabbing you in the side of the knee when you run, especially when going downhill. This annoying and painful injury can quickly become crippling if not addressed and corrected.

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Achilles Tendinopathy

The Achilles tendon and plantar fascia are energy-absorbing and energy-releasing structures that are working throughout each stride. They absorb the load as your foot impacts the ground (loads are often 3 times your body weight) and convert the energy to propel yourself during the push-off phase of a stride (where forces are as high as 7 times your body weight).

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