Do you have a running injury?

Here is a list of common running injuries and their symptoms

Do you need to speak to a physio about your injury?

With the running season ramping up, so are running injuries. We discuss the most common running injuries below.

If you've gone through the list, and you're not certain if you should see a professional, you can either book a FREE 10-minute no-obligation telephone consultation with one of our physiotherapists.

Or, you can fill in our free questionnaire, and one of our physical therapists will call you to discuss your answers and advise you on the best way to proceed to get you back to pain free running.

Is it time to see a professional?

Take the stress out of the decision, by filling out our Running Injury questionnaire and get FREE expert advice from a qualified physiotherapist

Common running injuries

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is characterised by pain and stiffness around your Achilles tendon. It results from tendon overload, which causes micro-damage to your tendon.

Ilio-tibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Pain from ITB syndrome is felt on the outer part of your knee, often caused by friction and compression from the ITB on the structures around this area.

“Shin Splints” (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

This injury is characterised by pain experienced along the inner part of your lower leg, the tibia. It is caused by repetitive overloading of the muscles and connective tissues of the lower leg, which results in inflammation. Shin splints can progress to stress fractures of the tibia bone, and therefore need to be management properly.

Stress Fractures

Repetitive strain on your bones can cause tiny fractures over time. Typically, pain from stress fractures comes on gradually, and can be present at rest. Stress fractures are very serious injuries, and early diagnosis and management is crucial.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is another overuse injury, causing pain on the bottom part of your foot. For more information on these running injuries, what causes running injuries, and how to prevent them, please read our blog here.

“Runner’s knee” (Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome)

PFPS is when pain is felt just under your kneecap (Patella). This normally results from faulty alignment and tracking of your kneecap.

Should you speak to a medical professional about your injury?

Take the stress out of the decision, by filling out our Running Injury questionnaire and get FREE expert advice from a qualified physiotherapist

Complete the FREE running injury questionaire

Are you unsure as to whether you should consult a healthcare professional or physio therapist about your injury? If so, complete the following questionnaire, and we will help you get the treatment you need:


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    How long have you been running?
    What is your level of participation in running?
    Where do you have an injury or experience pain?
    Is your injury getting better, getting worse, or the same?
    How did your injury or pain start/develop?
    How long have you had your injury?

    What makes your pain worse?
    What makes your pain better?
    Please rate your current pain level from 0 to 10, where: 0 = no pain 10 = worst pain possible
    Have you consulted a healthcare professional for your injury?
    Have you had any investigations/imaging done e.g. X-ray, Sonar, CT or MRI)? your pain?