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Common running injuries

Updated: May 18, 2020

Are you running for pleasure, fitness or training for a 5km, 10km, Half marathon or a Full marathon, but struggling due to leg pain?

Below are a number of common running injuries that can occur which require treatment / rehabilitation to allow you to continue running to the best of your abilities and injury free.

Common Injuries:

» Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, aka “Runners Knee”

» Achilles Tendinitis

» Hamstring Strains / Pain

» Plantar Fasciitis

» IT Band Syndrome

» Shin Splints


Runners knee (PFPS):

» Pain when bending the knee eg. Squatting or climbing stairs

» Cracking / Popping in the knee

» Pain in the knee when sitting for extended periods of time

Achilles Tendinitis:

» Pain + Stiffness in the ankle joint in the morning

» Tendon pain during activity thickness on the tendon

» Severe pain the day after activity + Swelling

Plantar Fascilitis (Underside of your foot):

» Pain in the mornings when taking first few steps

» OK during activity, but pain once activities are stopped

» Stabbing pain under your foot

IT Band Syndrome:

» Sharp or burning pain on the outside of your knee + swelling

» Pain worsens after activity

Shin Splints:

» Sharp pain, swelling and/or tightness in the shin area

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