Running training plan: Two injuries that could derail yours

Running Training Plan

A running training plan is a great tool for you to use if you’re training for an event such as a 5K or a marathon. However, there are injuries you may pick up during your training that can hamper your progress. Fortunately, there’s a physical therapy team that may be able to help you treat these injuries.

Advent Physical Therapy has a team of physical therapists in west Michigan that’s second to none. We’ve gained tons of experience with many types of sports injuries over the 23 years we’ve been in business. If you have a sports injury, our goal is to help you heal as much as you possibly can in the shortest amount of time. The biggest factor in helping us meet this goal is our personalized therapy plans, which target the specific issues you’re experiencing from your injury. It’s these plans that allow our team to help you effectively treat injuries that could wreak havoc on your running training plan.

Two injuries that may hinder your running training plan

Our Advent Physical Therapy team knows that your running training plan can easily be thrown off if you injure yourself. There are many types of running injuries that you could get while you’re in training. However, there are two specific injuries that our team frequently sees in our patients who run.

The first injury we often see in patients who are runners is patellofemoral syndrome. This isn’t surprising to us because we know that about 55 percent of the sports injuries Americans suffer from every year are knee injuries. Patellofemoral syndrome is a knee condition where your kneecap, or patella, rubs against one of your leg bones as you move. This rubbing typically causes damage to the other tissues in your knee and often leads to pain and inflammation.

A second running injury our team frequently sees is hamstring strain. Your hamstring is a muscle in the back of your thigh that runs between your hip and your knee. We know that this muscle is important to your running form because it helps bend and straighten your leg as you run. Our patients that have hamstring injuries often get them from either over- or under-stretching them before they run.

If you have either of these two running injuries, our team at Advent Physical Therapy is here to help. We can create a personalized therapy plan for you that may help to reduce your pain and inflammation, promote healing and help get your training back on track.

Are you ready to tackle injuries that are ruining your running training plan? Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.