Achilles Tendonopathy

Where is the pain: At the bottom of the calf muscle, or within the tendon before or at the insertion on the calcaneus bone (heel). Cause: This is an overuse load injury, sometimes repetition injury. The runner has completed too much volume or intensity too soon. If a runner transitions […]

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Plantar Fasciapathy

Where is the pain? The bottom of the foot. Cause: Load and or range of motion injury with a sudden increase in uphill or over sand running, an irregular surface requiring increased push off, running. Aggravating Activities: Walking first thing in the morning, the push off phase of running or […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome, IT syndrome, ITBS

Where is the pain? Lateral or outside of the knee Cause: This is a repetition Injury. Friction can build up as the ITB rubs over the lateral epicondyle of the knee as the knee bends and straightens causing an inflammatory response. Running on the same surface all the time, i.e. […]

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Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome PFPS, PFS

Where is the pain? Front or anterior knee Cause: This is a load and repetition Injury. The runner may have increased their training volume too fast and it may have been too intense. PFPS is commonly associated with abnormal alignment of knee or knee cap during the bending and straightening […]

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