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Welcome to the injured runner

Are you an injured runner? Or trying to get back into your running groove? Well if so you are in the right place. Because although we know running brings so many positives – fitness, still mind, movement, and opportunity…. sometimes things go a little wrong and if you’ve picked up an injury you are not alone. Injured runners are sadly quite common.

“Statistics suggest that in any given year, approximately two-thirds of runners will sustain an injury” according to The Guardian, so injury rates for runners are high despite all of our very best efforts.

We get injured, things don’t feel right. Running is a fantastic way to improve your cardio and health, but it can place a strain on parts of the body – causing injuries which need to recover.

Who is injured runner?

Injured runner is run by a team of runners who have tried to gather together the latest thinking on how the body works, on the most common running injuries and how to get back on your feet when they happen. This website is intended to be a whole host of running advice and support.

We advise you to listen to your body, adapt and make changes accordingly. This gives you the very best chance of a long, happy, and safe running career.

What sort of help do you need?

We have grouped articles around the most common kind of running injuries and training issues. Click on the link below to find our latest advice on the running topic you need help with.

Why do runners get injured?

Most running injuries come from overuse. Too much, too far, too fast – more than our body can cope with. But our own personal biomechanics (meaning how our body is made up) also play a key role, which we often don’t realise there is any issue with until it is too late.

When to see a medical professional for your running injury

Of course all of the advice here can never replace seeing a medical professional – so if things don’t feel right please consult a medical professional.

*The Injured Runner does not provide medical advice. Information on this site is general in nature and is provided for informational purposes only. Our content is in no way intended to substitute for consulting a medical professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Never disregard medical advice as a result of something which you may have read on injuredrunner.com. *

now go forth and run run run.