Running ISSUES>>>

Common injuries experienced by runners

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Tightness in the hamstrings can reduce the stride length by limiting knee extension or could increase the force required (by the quadriceps) to achieve knee extension. Tightness in the hamstring muscles will affect stability and foot positioning with running gait. All of these factors reduce the efficiency of running, whether sprinting or long distance, and are implicated in many injury scenarios

Runners Knee

Runners’ knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome is a common injury experienced by runners. It involves an irritation between the underside of the kneecap (patella) and the leg bones. Pain develops at the front of the knee, especially running up and downhill or using the stairs (especially coming down). Tight muscles like the quadriceps which attach to the patella is another common cause of pain, causing the patella to maltrack (misalign)

Associated Problems

Another common problem is plantar fasciitis, which can be caused by tight calf muscles. If there is not enough motion in the ankle joint due to a lack of flexibility then there will be extra strain on the fascia


We use a range of deep massage techniques to help increase the range of motion and function of any tight or shortened muscles, helping to restore balance to your body, whether in sport or everyday life

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