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6 Common Running Injuries

MarathonThe following is a list of common running injures that we treat at Kinetic Health in Calgary. Under each title there are links to pages with more detailed information that we have written on these subjects. Fortunately, most of these injuries can be treated extremely well without the need for invasive procedures.


Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common injury that affects runners and cyclists. Using conventional treatments, this condition often never completely resolves since they typically do not address all of the key structures involved in the injury. Click here for more information.


Resolving Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are common problems that affect a large number of athletes. These injuries can be slow to heal with a very high rate of re-occurrence. Hamstring injuries are often associated with sports that require fast acceleration and deceleration such as running (intervals), football, soccer, and rugby. Click here for more information.


Achilles Tendonitis or Tendinopathy

The Achilles Tendon is the strongest and largest tendon in the body. It is extremely vulnerable to injury due to its limited blood supply and the numerous forces to which it is subjected. The Achilles Tendon is known as a co-joined tendon. This tendon joins directly into the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus). The Achilles Tendon transmits the force generated by the calf muscles to produce the push-off required for walking, running, and jumping. Click here for more information.


Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thin sheet of fibrous connective tissue that runs from the base of your heel bone (calcaneus) and fans out to the base of your toes (proximal phalanges). The fiber orientation of the plantar fascia is very specific and very important. The plantar fascia is designed to support normal foot motions through the actions of pronation and supination. Click here for more information.


Shin Splints – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

One of the most common running injuries we treat in our clinic is shin splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints cause one in five athletes to stop running. In addition to running, engaging in soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, or any sport that involves running or jumping can cause shin splints. Click here for more information.


Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are one of the most common, and potentially serious, overuse injuries. A stress fracture is an incomplete fracture that can occur anywhere in the body, and are typically caused by repetitive forceful actions. In contrast, most other types of fractures are caused by a single, direct, traumatic impact. Click here for more information.


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