Injured Runner Clinic | Common Running Injuries

Common running injuries

Runners often encounter joint, muscle, tendon, and bone injuries, often due to overuse, accidents, or biomechanics. Boston Children’s physicians have experience treating these conditions, establishing recovery plans and educating patients to prevent further injuries.

  • muscle strains
  • stress fractures
  • medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
  • Achilles and hamstring tendon problems
  • knee pain (patella tracking issues, ITB syndrome, etc.)
  • exertional compartment syndrome

Common deficits for runners

  • tight Achilles
  • tight hamstrings
  • tight iliotibial band (ITB)
  • weak abdominal muscles
  • weak gluteal muscles
  • improper gait (movement) with over-striding