When you go out for a run, it’s just you and the terrain. Every yard is a personal challenge and a personal triumph, all adding up to one incredible feeling at the end. But if pain starts to break your focus, you shouldn’t just shrug it off as “normal.” A little ouch can quickly become a big problem, especially in endurance runners.
Running injuries generally occur in the lower extremities, though it isn’t unusual to experience back pain as well. This is because of the way that running transfers energy throughout the whole body. The feet, ankles, knees, hips and even the long bones of the legs all act as an interconnected system of energy transfer points and shock absorbers. At Andrews Sports Medicine, you’ll work one-on-one with leading sports medicine doctors who understand the complexities of running mechanics. We offer advanced orthopaedic treatment options for running injuries of all types, including:
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sprained Ankle
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Shin Splints
In addition, our sports medicine physicians are leading experts in the field of injury prevention research and education. Your personalized orthopaedic treatment plan will include specialized injury prevention counseling to help you continue running while avoiding future orthopaedic problems.
If you’re struggling with the pain of running injuries, call us today at (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. You can also find a sports medicine doctor that focuses on your specific type of injury using our Physician Finder.
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center’s elite sports medicine physicians help runners of all ages triumph over running injuries in AL.