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Reader Stories: Running Injuries


Updated September 23, 2010

Did you get hurt running? If you've suffered a running injury tell us about it. Share your story and offer tips or advice for other runners dealing with a similar injury.

Pain after long run in minimalist shoes

Since September I have run 26-31 Km a week. I signed up to run a half-marathon in May and started to increase my long runs in March. Up until three weeks ago, things have been going swimmingly well--…More

Foot/ankle pain after transitioning to Vibram five fingers

I had to replace my running shoes, so I decided to try the Vibram five finger running shoes because I supernate and they are neutral in design. (what I did not realize is that I have a high arch.) I …More

Running Injury - calf and knee pain

when ever i go out for running first i fell my legs are stiff and pain when i get warm up then most i feel ok but lately when i get warm and start to pick up my pace i feel sop pain in knees and had …More

IT Band Syndrome Successfully Treated

Just lots of running without preventive methods. I never really warmed up or cooled down, I never stretched, and I never did an cross-training. Bad idea for IT Band pain! I guess it's just a typical …More

Iliotibial Friction Band Syndrome

I religiously follow the 10 percent rule, so does my running coach who never fails to guide me, BUT i was in my first 25 kilometer run when I experienced the pain on the left side of my left knee. It…More

Faint aching on inside of shin

I am not sure exactly how this happened as it came on very subtly and seemed quite insignificant. My training regimen has been quite consistent so I am not sure what caused this. I tend to do a lot o…More

Shin Pain (Comes and Goes)

The pain is from running. I've never jogged more than 5 miles in a work out or competed in anything larger than a 5K.I stopped running for 9 weeks last spring and the pain came back. My feet aren't f…More

Nagging Pain - Back of Knee

I do not know how it happened, I might have pushed too hard during the half marathon. I have been searching in the internet but I have not been able to find what kind of injury that is and how to cur…More

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