ORUNNING INJURIES

ACHILLES TENDONITIS

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain, stiffness or burning sensation above the heel, worst in the morning.

COMMON CAUSES

  • Overuse, increased level of activity, lack of flexibility, stiffness.
  • Increased tendon stress due to reliance on your calf complex – often associated with forefoot running [3].
  • Increased overstride, landing too far in front of your centre of mass [1].
  • Increased contralateral pelvic hip drop [2].

SOLUTIONS

  • Increase your cadence to reduce the load placed on your calf complex.
  • Use heel lifts in both shoes to reduce tension on your Achilles.
  • Transition from a forefoot to a midfoot/rearfoot running style – be cautious and do this gradually.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

This information is purely a guide to inform runners about common running injuries at a patient’s level. If your injury is acute or persistent – seek medical advice from a specialist.

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At the Ministry of Cadence you will be monitored by a marker-less 3D analysis system, highlighting areas of concern. Force Plates will enable us to understand if you produce enough power to perform as you’d like. And finally, we will use a pressure mat to assess how your foot behaves.

This assessment will detail if there are any running technique related factors, or strength asymmetries that may be contributing to your injury risk.

A digital copy of your report detailing the findings of the assessment and possible ways to alter your technique to reduce your injury risk will be sent to you following the session.

So whatever you do, don’t let that niggle become a real pain. Book an appointment today.