What are the most common endurance sports injuries?

Injuries common to distance runnersEndurance sports take their toll on the body over time, which can create a number of common injuries. Some of the most common endurance sports injuries include Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, and stress fractures.

  • Achilles tendinitis is a problem with irritation, thickening, and stiffening in the Achilles from repetitive pressures on your feet.
  • Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that creates heel pain from repetitive hard impacts.
  • Patellofemoral pain is discomfort under your knee cap, which develops over time as your knee gets strained by hard impacts, jumping, or poor technique.
  • IT band syndrome is an issue with inflammation on the inside of your knee from the stabilizing band there rubbing against your bones.
  • Stress fractures are painful cracks in your bones from repetitive hard impacts.

All of these injuries are common to endurance sports. This is because your lower limbs are performing the same motion over and over again, aggravating the tissues, or they’re absorb many hard impacts and strain over time. All of these conditions are very treatable. Our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. will help you start treatment right away. Make an appointment by calling our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, or Parker, CO, offices at (303) 805-5156.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC