Learn more about running injuries

Running Injuries

A universally loved form of exercise. One that we all can do at a moments notice. We get motivated and jump straight into it. But running too can cause us problems at times.

Training for a run, developed a injury? Our osteopaths will determine the cause, provide you with a diagnosis and give you a plan to get you back running again as soon as possible. 

What are running injuries?

Running can put quite a lot of strain on our bodies. Especially if we have just started to run again after a period of time away.

Some people develop hip or lower back injuries from the forces of running. We can even have the occasional fall leading to shoulder neck or head injuries. 

However, most of us when it comes to running injuries will suffer from lower limb injuries. Injuries like muscular strains in the calf or hamstring, foot problems due to our footwear or the dreaded shin splints or stress fractures. 

If you develop any pain and you believe it developed due to running, or experience pain while running it is often best to get onto these problems sooner rather than later to ensure it has minimal impact on your progress.

Your osteopath will try to find the cause of your pain to adapt a treatment approach specific to you.

What causes running injuries?

Commonly sports injuries are caused due to trauma, repetitive strain/overuse or a lack or preparedness. And this is especially true of running.

As we mentioned, the location of your injury due to running can be varied. However one of the most common causes of developing an injury is progressing our training too quickly.

Understanding why your running injury developed is important. We don’t want the injury to reoccur. While we may not be able to prevent all types of trauma or accidents in games, preparing our bodies and rehabilitating to keep us running will allow you to hit your goals and reach that distance you’ve had your eye on.


Possible causes

What causes your pain?

These are some of the specific conditions that impact your running injuries.

Muscle Strains



Running injuries pain at The Osteo Collective

How we help.


Your practitioner will start by asking you questions about your injury, how, when and why. This will be followed by a physical assessment testing the range of motion of your region of pain, palpating the surrounding muscles and performing some special tests. We will discuss with you our diagnosis and develop a plan with you to help you and your pain. 


Treatment with our osteopaths is a hands-on approach. After determining where, why and how you have developed your pain we will use a combination of soft tissue techniques, stretching, mobilisation and other joint related techniques. We also consider what you do day to day and develop a home treatment plan for you to implement. 


No one wants regular, recurring nagging chronic pain. Our exercise physiologist is the person to help with prevention. Improving your strength, function and flexibility, along with lifestyle changes will help prevent any future re-injuries. Rehabilitation is the most important part of recovering from any running related injury!

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