What is your sport: Running

Running is a fast and rapid gait. In the slower walking gait, one foot always has contact with the ground. In contrast, running has an aerial phase. This phase consists of both feet coming up off the ground.  

Initially, running was a natural phase of evolution. Today, running has become a popular sport. It’s convenient. It costs next to no money. And it’s a great way to stay in shape. From fun 5km races to more serious 40+ km races, there are all types of races and runners.  

Main Muscles Used in Running

running injuries

Common Muscle Injuries from Running

The most common running injuries include: 

  • Runner’s Knee: This name relates to a broad variety of conditions causing knee pain. 
  • Achilles Tendonitis: The achilles tendon becomes irritated and inflamed.  
  • Hamstring Strain: A hamstring strain is often caused by a lack of flexibility or strength in the hamstring muscles.  
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Due to overuse or other reasons, the plantar fascia may become aggravated and inflamed. 
  • Shin Splints: Doing too much, too soon may result in small micro-tears around the shinbone causing pain. 
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome: The IT band is prone to irritation from running – especially from long-distance training.  

How Can You Alleviate Your Running Injuries?

At Athlete’s Choice Massage, we offer a variety of therapeutic services to get you back to feeling your best. Massage therapy can help promote a proper recovery by increasing blood flow, improving range of motion, and decreasing pain. Acupuncture may further help relieve pain levels and reduce scar tissue formation. For soft tissue injuries, our clinics offer orthopaedic assessments to determine the best course of treatment for you and your body. We also provide sport taping to help you ease back into running or the sport of your choice. Find out how we can help you and contact us today.  

About Athlete’s Choice Massage
Athlete’s Choice Massage is a modern massage studio. Since opening in 2016, Athlete’s Choice Massage has become an active part of the Edmonton and Sherwood Park community. Our experienced registered massage therapists set the highest standards in massage treatments. With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

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