Running Injuries

Check out the links below that will take you to my, or other runner's, stories about dealing with each respective injury.

Tendon:

Extensor Tendinitis - Inflammation of the tendon (extensor digitorum longus) that connects the muscle that runs along your shin bone (tibia) to the metatarsal bones in your foot.  Pain is often felt on top of the foot between the toes, and sometimes up into the front of the ankle.  Check out my story on this one!

Achilles Tendinitis - Inflammation of the tendon (achilles) that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus).  Pain is often felt on the heel bone itself or anywhere along the tendon moving up toward the calf muscles.  Pain is usually more intense toward the heel bone, and lessens toward the calf.


Muscular:

Calf Strain - An overuse injury to the calf muscles. Pain can range from mild to extremely intense, depending on the severity of the injury. I've dealt with this injury off and on for years, and I finally feel like I've got a pretty good handle on rehabbing sore calves.

Posterior Thigh Pain - Pain is felt on the backside of the thigh ranging from the back of the knee to the buttocks.  Possibly a loss in range of motion.  Joe Uhan from iRunFar has a great post about these types of injuries.


Skeletal:

Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome - Often called Runner's Knee.  Pain in the knee cap (patella).  The pain can either be sharp and sudden, or dull and aching.