Running can be a great way to keep fit. You may run for fun, for competition, for the social life, for weight control or for cardiovascular fitness.

You may not be surprised to know that it is common for runners of all levels to go on running despite pain but if minor niggles go unchecked, injury may follow, stopping you running for sometimes long periods.

Overuse injuries are common in endurance runners and include:

  • Plantar fascia pain
  • Achilles pain
  • Hamstring tears
  • Calf muscle tears
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Groin pain
  • Stress fractures

Contributing factors may include:

A change in the intensity or volume of your running, running surface,  footwear, fatigue towards the end of runs, not enough recovery between runs, faulty running mechanics or underlying medical disorder such as osteoporosis.

Our team of experts include a Sports Physician working with the Great Britain Olympic and Paralympic athletics team and experienced physiotherapists and podiatrist used to working with both elite and recreational runners and triathletes.

Whether you need advice on modification of your training, biomechanics or exercises, or whether you need diagnosis of injury, treatment or orthotics, Sports Medicine Partners can help ………. Whatever you need to be fit for