Run Strong: Preventing Common Runner Injuries

Running is a fantastic way to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it can come with its share of injuries if you're not careful. At Citadel Physio, we've got your back (and your legs!) with this guide on common runner injuries and how to prevent them. Plus, we'll show you how our physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic therapy can proactively support injury prevention. Let's lace up those shoes and hit the road!

Runner's Knee

Runner’s knee can be a real buzzkill. It often arises from muscle imbalances or improper running techniques. Prevent it by incorporating strength training exercises and maintaining a consistent running form. Citadel Physio physiotherapy can help you achieve the right balance and form.

Shin Splints

Shin splints can strike at any time, and they’re no fun. Gradually increase your mileage and invest in proper footwear to avoid them. If they do happen, our massage therapists can work wonders in relieving shin splint discomfort.

IT Band Syndrome

The iliotibial (IT) band can cause a lot of trouble for runners. Regular stretching and foam rolling can help keep it in check. For a more personalized approach, consult our physiotherapists at Citadel Physio.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis can be a real pain in the heel. Ensure you have supportive shoes and listen to your body. Our skilled therapists can help you recover if you run into trouble.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can make your mornings miserable. Prevent it with good footwear and stretching your calf and foot muscles. Citadel Physio’s experienced therapists are here with tailored advice.

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures often result from overtraining. Avoid them by giving your body time to rest and recover. Citadel Physio’s massage therapists can help speed up your recovery, keeping you injury-free.

Muscle Strains

Muscle strains can happen when you push too hard too fast. Gradually increase your running intensity and never skip the warm-up. If a strain occurs, our physiotherapy services can provide the right care.

How Physiotherapy, Massage, and Chiropractic Therapy Can Help

Physiotherapy

Our experienced physiotherapists can help you recover from injuries,improve your range of motion, and provide personalized exercise plans to keep you injury-free.

Massage

Our skilled massage therapists can relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and speed up your recovery process, ensuring you’re ready to hit the gym again in no time.

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic adjustments at Citadel Physio can enhance your spinal health, improve alignment, and relieve pain, making sure you’re in top shape for your workouts.

Running should be an enjoyable and pain-free activity. By following the preventive tips in this guide and considering the proactive support of physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic therapy, you can keep those running shoes moving without a hitch. At Citadel Physio, we're committed to helping you achieve your running goals and stay injury-free. So, keep those strides strong, and we'll be here to support you every step of the way!

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