At Manjimup Physiotherapy, expert examination and treatment of running injuries is available.
Running is a very popular activity, for both the amateur and professional but injuries can be sustained by many factors. Excessive training can put too much load on the body, particularly with poor running technique. The terrain on which we run can be a factor, as well as the footwear we choose.
Common running injuries include:
- Stress fractures
- Runner’s Knee from over use
- Shin splint
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle sprain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Groin injuries
- Hip injuries
- Back injuries: discs, facet joints, sacroiliac joint, sciatica, pinched nerves
- Muscle strain – hamstrings, quadriceps, calf, groin
Physiotherapy is extremely effective in speeding up recovery from such injuries. Not only does it help to ease the pain and strengthen the injured area but it gets to the source of the problem to solve it rather than just masking the pain. A correct diagnosis and tailored treatment will get the runner back to full fitness and running. There are a wide variety of physiotherapy techniques and practices used to help running injuries, both as treatment and prevention.
How physiotherapy can treat running injuries:
- reviewing running style and technique
- addressing any biochemical abnormalities and footwear
- reviewing training regimes and recovery periods
- treating soft tissue injuries with trigger point therapy, joint manipulations, RPW therapy and dry needling.