Running Injuries

Running injuries occur for a variety of reasons and are often take a while to improve. Our team at ActivePT will determine the cause of your pain and teach you how to help prevent future injuries.   Our treatment plan typically does not require you to stop running.  We simply modify your current training program, shoes,  and running form to get you back to your performance goals.  Most problems can be resolved within three weeks or less depending on the complexity.

ActivePT has quickly become known for our treatment of runners and running-related injuries.  Some of the more common injuries we see include:

  • Foot and ankle injuries (plantarfasciitis, heel pain, metatarsalgia, achilles tendinitis, ankle sprains, and shin splints)
  • Knee injuries (runners knee, IT Band syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome)
  • Back, buttock and hip pain (lumbar, SI joint, piriformis syndrome, IT Band syndrome, hip bursitis, labral tears, and, hip impingement syndrome)
  • Rib pain (inhalation and exhalation rib dysfunctions)
  • Sprains, strains, and pain from degenerating joints and cartilage

Prevent Future Running Injuries

Movement dysfunction related to improper shoe choice can lead to pain or problems during your training runs. Correct shoe choice is key for runners.  Your running shoes must be specific to your mileage, pace, strength, control, and most important–your anatomy.  All running shoes are designed differently and it is hard to know which brand is right for your foot.

While many shoe examinations by non-medical personnel can show you that you move correctly or not, they may not pinpoint WHY. Our physical therapists can measure your foot and determine the right type of shoe based on your height, weight, how you stand, how you run, and the shape of the arches on your feet.  Our comprehensive Shoe Assessments are free and take only 15 minutes.  We encourage all runners and active people to take advantage of this free service.


Contact ActivePT to set up an appointment for your free shoe assessment or running injury assessment at 507-322-3460.