Despite your best injury prevention
efforts, you may find yourself dealing with some aches and pains. Most running injuries take a few weeks to develop and then another couple of weeks to heal. Click on the name of a running injury to learn more about the injury, its causes, and treatments.
Achilles tendonitis is an injury that occurs when your Achilles tendon -- the large band of tissues connecting the muscles in the back of your lower leg to your heel bone -- becomes inflamed or irritated.
Ankle sprains are often caused by the twisting or rolling of your ankle and result in swelling and pain above and around the ankle.
Runners, especially those training for long-distance events, can suffer from black toenails, caused by the toes rubbing up against the front of the running shoe. A blood blister forms under the toenail and the nail eventually falls off.
While not a serious injury, blisters -- those fluid-filled bubbles of skin on your feet -- can be painful and keep you from running.
Chafing is caused by repeated motion -- specifically, skin rubbing against loose fabric or other skin.
Marked by a sharp, burning knee or hip pain, Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a very common injury among runners.
Muscle pulls and strains are common and annoying injuries for runners, marked by pain and tightness in the affected muscle.
A common complaint among long-distance runners, runner's knee feels like a soreness around and sometimes behind the kneecap.
Heel pain in runners is usually caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a condition known as plantar fasciitis.
A side stitch is a sharp, intense pain under the lower edge of the ribcage caused by a muscle spasm of the diaphragm.
One of the most common injuries for beginner runners, shin splints are characterized by pain in the front of the lower leg.
Stress fractures, or tiny cracks in the surface of a bone, are serious running injuries that requires immediate treatment.