RUNNING INJURIES

BACK PAIN

SYMPTOMS

  • No injury has occurred.
  • Pain in the lower back while running, normally occurs after 10-15 mins.
  • Pain generally worsened by leaning backwards or sideways.
  • Your back often feels stiff and vulnerable, especially but not exclusively when running

COMMON CAUSES

  • Increased the intensity, length or duration of your running.
  • Lack of core strength in combination with hill running.
  • Incorrect footwear and/or insufficient (worn out) cushioning.
  • Asymmetrical running style, dominate leg through strength or range,

SOLUTIONS

  • Stretch hips, buttocks and hip flexors – perform the Child’s Pose stretch.
  • Strengthen Hamstrings and Glutes – run with a lower back support while rehab.
  • Ensure your shoe is not over-supported or that the cushioning has died.
  • Use a good insole like currex for increased stabilisation, shock absorption and fit.

PLEASE NOTE

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

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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.