Achilles’ tendonitis…posterior shin splints… plantar fasciitis….
The common theme for these three injuries is that they are the most common lower leg injuries that runners experience.
As the running season starts up again at the high school level and for recreational runners getting ready to train for their late fall and early spring marathons, I will be seeing a multitude of these injuries come to my clinic.
I know there are many articles and information that you can find on the Internet with regards to these three injuries.
I’m not going to go into full detail on the injuries themselves, but I want to talk about the main reason why these injuries happen in the first place.
There are three main reasons:
1. Improper shoe wear
2. Muscular imbalances that lead to increased stress on the injured area
3. Improper training methods
That’s it… There is nothing...