Running Injuries

Running injuries happen all the time. Soreness and cramping are among the most common running injuries but some of them can be far more serious. Check out this section to learn all about running injuries and how to deal with them.


People who take on the 26-mile run may be prone to acute kidney injury, a condition that can cause swelling, pain and even seizures.

Runners and pain go together hand (or foot or knee) in hand. It has been reported that more than half of active runners experience an injury each and every year. So, which ailments are the most common?

Running can be hard on your feet and legs -- you end up paying for all that impact eventually, right? Most serious runners can't avoid pain, but the key to managing it lies in knowing the kind of pain you're dealing with.

If you're training for 10K or a marathon, you don't want to halt your preparation because of a nasty cold. Is it OK to run when you're under the weather?

You want to stay in shape but pain in your lower legs is holding you back. What's going on? You may be suffering from shin splints.

Runners constantly push themselves to improve, seeking faster times or greater endurance. But sometimes less can be more when overtraining begins to have negative effects.

We've all heard the saying "no pain, no gain," but that's not necessarily a truism for runners. With the right preparation, the right amount of training and the right shoe, you'll be striding on your way with less injury and more enjoyment.

There's nothing like a good run on a crisp, sunny day. But what happens when the weather turns from crisp to frigid? What can you do to make your daily winter run a little easier?

"Oh, gotta stop for one second! I have a side stitch!" Has that ever happened to you while running? Of course it has. We've got some simple techniques for avoiding and treating this common ailment.

When it comes to running, no one is invincible. Injuries can hinder veteran runners as well as beginners. What should you do if you twist something -- can you treat some injuries yourself, or should you head to the doctor's office?