Are you a new or seasoned runner? Ever had a running injury?
Almost everyone I know enjoys running and what a great way to stay in shape. With running though comes some potential risks that can take a toll on your body and muscles if you don’t train right.
My UK friends over at Up and Running have a very helpful guide I wanted to share. This guide can help you identify and diagnose common known running injuries.
The guide will show you the cause, symptoms and treatment of many kinds of injuries that can happen when running. You have 3 options to click on.
- Feet & Ankles
- Knees & Shins
- Lower back, Hips, Thighs and Groin
When you click on those, dots will show up on the gals body to the right. Just click on each dot to read more about that particular type of injury.
This guide is just intended to help inform you of the most common running injuries. Be sure to see a medical professional for any injuries you might personally experience.
Have you ever had a running injury?
I am injured a lot, trying to get better about listening to my body, I’ll have to check it out and see what this says.
Oh no that’s not good. Hopefully you’ll get something from it. Enjoy!
I had a stretch where I was getting injured once per year, which was frustrating. I really focused on learning what was causing the injuries and putting things in place to prevent in the future. Stuff happens, so guides like this are great, but understanding WHY stuff happens is important to getting stronger & better. 🙂
Glad you put things in place to help prevent getting injured. Oh yea understanding why is important. Thanks for your feedback.
There’s nothing I hate more than running injuries. I ran ultras and here’s a couple of my injury secrets, hope it helps: 1. use tennis ball to roll out any knots in your muscles, 2. run uneven surface as much as you can, 3. less is more when training for a race.
Thank you for your tips, Iva! Love the tennis ball idea. And ultras? WOW you rock.
Just the memory of shin splints makes me cringe. But that interactive graphic you linked to is fascinating, never heard of some of those names.
Thank you for a quick self-diagnostic tool!
Oh yea I know about those shin splints OUCH. Glad you liked the guide, thanks for stopping by!
Sherri Frost says
I injured my knee while running on my treadmill and ended up with surgery. It really put a halt to my running career and I’m just thinking about starting up again. 🙂 Running to maintain weight is priceless (even though I really don’t like it)
Oh yikes! Be careful! I don’t personally run, just bursts here and there on the treadmill, jogging that is. Might give a smaller race a try at some point but we’ll see.
This is timely advice for me, thanks!
My husband and I started (barely) running last summer. Then the weather turned cold, and you know the rest.
We were just talking yesterday about getting back into it this spring, and how we need to start “warming up” for that now. Hopefully we’ll avoid injury – but it’s good to know what to watch for.
Great, glad it could help. Happy running!