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Running Injuries It is important that you know the common running injuries that can happen to runners. These injuries are hip and thigh injuries, knee injuries, leg injuries, ankle injuries and foot injuries. All of these injuries are broad, the following are precautions that you can take in order to avoid it. Hip Bursitis Hip bursitis is inflammation of the bursa over the outside of the hip joint and is referred to as trochanteric bursitis, which can cause pain a lot of pain when moving the hip. Although treatments to this injury are very effective, the problem with this injury it will come back and sometimes being persistent. How to treat this injury. Reduce the inflammation by taking prescribed medication. Place a bag of ice or frozen peas in a tea towel and apply to affected area. When inflammation has reduced and pain decreased start exercising but don’t over do it. Always stretch properly to avoid getting this injury. Runner’s Knee This injury is well known by runners as the Runner’s knee and the correct term is patellofemoral syndrome. This is associated with the patella, or kneecap. How to treat Runner’s Knee The best treatment is to see a Physiotherapist as soon as possible, this condition can prevent you enjoying your sport if not treated. Shin Splints Another injury to runners is the shin splints. Like runner’s knee, shin splints are is a term to describe a set of symptoms. The problems that usually make you have shin splints is a muscular, bone or the attachment of the muscle to the bone. How to treat Shin Splints. Stop Exercise immediately. Use ice or frozen peas in a tea towel, Treat area for at least 10-15 Minutes and do this 3 times a week. Do not use heat. When injury ceases start shin splints exercises. If injury persists see a physiotherapist. Ankle Sprains — Achilles Tendonitis Ankle sprains are very common running injuries. It is often recommended that you treat this problem asap as it will help the speed of your recovery and avoid ligament injuries within the Ankle. Achilles tendonitis is an injury that is very painful to the tendon in the back of the ankle. If this injury is ignored and not treated, it may lead to the risk of Achilles tendon rupture. It is important you take the necessary steps in avoiding injuries as some injuries may lead to permanent disability, resulting you with abandoning the sport that you once love. Although it will not fully help you to not get any injuries, these tips will decrease your chances of developing a serious problem. How to avoid Runners Ankle Sprains. Wear the proper footwear and purchase the right running shoes that are proper for you. Foot mechanics play a major role for runners. What will help you in choosing the right runner is to know your arch is it a high arch, low arch or neutral arch. Talk to friends who are into running and find out where they purchase there running footwear, They may have a good contact that knows the requirement required for you. Article supplied by Paul Drumm Managing Director of Sports Pain.