Pain is a complex phenomenon and just because you have pain, doesn't mean you actually have any significant tissue damage. There are many factors involved that can cause an injury and create pain when running. Having said that, these are some of the most common contributing factors:
Strength training has many benefits for runners. We already know from the research that strength training can:
1.Improve running efficiency
2.Improve running speed
3.Improve muscle power
4.Reduce the risk of injuries
5.Support the healing process (rehab protocols for common running-related injuries like IT band syndrome, shin splints, runners knee, Achilles tendonitis, and stress fractures utilize strength training to trigger the healing response)
Low back pain is one of the most common health complaints. As much as four out of five adults will experience significant low back pain at some point in their lifetime. There are many causes of low back pain, however, the most likely cause of low back pain is a muscle or ligament strain and a general lack of movement.
Just like any other tissue in our body, bones adapt to stresses that we put them trough. When we walk, run or jump, forces that go through your body can be as high as 12 times your body weight. That is a lot of pressure on your bones! For bones to be able to absorb that much weight, they need to get stronger. However, contrary to muscles for example, bones take much longer to adapt.
Do you have pain around your knee cap when squatting or descending stairs? Does it get worse after prolonged sitting? In case you have any of these symptoms, chances are that you might have patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also called the runner’s knee.