What is the most common injury in runners?

Fred C. Redfern, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Common injuries in runners are shin splints, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, says Fred Redfern, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he describes other common running injuries.

Continue Learning about Running

Go Fast, See Better
Go Fast, See Better
You could turn that daily walk into eye protection just by adding a few minutes of jogging each day. Research shows that a little vigorous exercise c...
Read More
How can listening to my body help avoid injuries when running?
If you want to make running easier, listen to your body. If you feel any ongoing persistent pain, st...
More Answers
When would I use a running flat instead of spikes?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Running or racing flats should be worn if you have a biomechanically efficient stride (minimal prona...
More Answers
How Can Runners Prevent Injury?
How Can Runners Prevent Injury?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.