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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Stress Fracture

Running long distances could cause stress fractures – small cracks in bones, usually in the foot or lower leg. A stress fracture feels like tenderness in one spot and is caused when a greater force is put on the foot or lower leg than it can bear.

If you believe you have a stress fracture, resting up is key to recovery. Ice the injury as well and then ease back into running. Consult your doctor if the pain doesn’t go away and he or she might give you a walking boot, brace, or crutches to use.

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