The 6 Most Common Running Injuries

Learn the causes and solutions of the most common injuries for runners.

The 6 Most Common Running Injuries

A pain in your knee or tightened muscle can ruin a perfectly good run. But if you didn’t twist your ankle or bump into something, where did the pain come from? Read on to learn about six of the most common running injuries and how to treat them.

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Achilles Tendinitis

Do you feel pain and tightness in your Achilles tendon (it connects your calf muscle to your heel bone) during or after a run? If so, you might have Achilles tendinitis, a result of pushing yourself too hard too soon, tight calf muscles, or a bone spur.

Sometimes in more severe cases of Achilles tendinitis surgery is required; however, this injury can be taken care of through rest, icing, stretching exercises, and more. If you’re concerned about your injury, get in touch with your doctor.

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