Friday, 14 February 2020 16:01

Spring is Coming, And Running Injuries Are, Too

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Spring will be here before we know it, and that means we’re starting to move a little more. You may be upgrading your workout from the gym and taking it outside, or just ramping up your workout regime to get in shape for summer. Be careful though, nothing can derail your plans like an injury.


Reasons for common springtime running injuries can involve improper footwear, increasing intensity too fast, or even poor running form. Keep reading to learn how to avoid common springtime running injuries, so you can have a great summer.

Common signs to look out for can vary wildly. But, remember that a running injuries can start as something that seems harmless, so take care and go slow. You may need to stop or change your running habits if you experience:

  • Chronic foot pain or discomfort while running
  • Pain even while not running
  • Limping
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems sleeping
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches, when you don’t normally have them
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness 

Common Running Injuries

It makes sense that common running injuries affect the knee, ankle, shin and foot. But, the following specific injuries could be affecting your run. If you’re not feeling great, it could be:

  • Foot and ankle injuries, including ankle sprain, heel pain, and plantar fasciitis 
  • Lower leg pain, including shin splints, stress fractures, or calf problems
  • Knee injuries, like kneecap pain or tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Hamstring strains
  • Soft tissue injuries, like pulled muscles or ligament sprains
  • Skin injuries, like blisters or heat rash. Tripping or falling over while running can lead to cuts and abrasions. Make sure to clean them thoroughly to prevent infection.

There are many different treatments for common injuries like medication, physical therapy, and icing, but the most effective treatment is prevention. Listen to your body when it’s telling you to slow down or stop altogether. Take it slow while the body adjusts, and make sure to examine equipment like running shoes for issues that can lead to an injury. 

Injuries can ruin your goals and your summertime fun. Give South Shore Foot Care a call at (516) 374-3668 to schedule a consultation for any kind of foot pain you might be experiencing. 

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