Running pain can manifest in various forms and locations in the body, often as a result of the repetitive impact and strain associated with running. Common types of running pain include shin splints, which affect the lower leg, and runner's knee, a condition characterized by pain around the kneecap. Other runners may experience Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, or IT band syndrome, all of which involve discomfort in specific areas of the leg or foot.
Treatments we often recommend for Running Pain: Treatments will vary based on the cause and type of pain. Accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment are essential for effectively managing symptoms and getting back to doing what you love. At STRONG., we may recommend seeking help through physiotherapy or chiropractic. Chiropractic or physiotherapy treatments might include exercise or rehabilitation of the affected area, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture. Proper running form, appropriate footwear, adequate rest, and a gradual increase in training intensity can help prevent and manage running-related pain. Ignoring or pushing through such pain can lead to more severe injuries and long-term damage, so it's crucial to listen to your body and seek professional guidance if needed. As your pain subsides, working with a personal trainer on upper back strength and mobility can often be helpful as a second step.
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