Raritan Physical Therapy provides runner’s injury rehab services in the Raritan area. Call (732) 662-4400 to schedule your appointment.

Raritan Physical Therapy provides rehab services from qualified physical therapists to help patients rebound from a variety of common runner’s injuries, from runner’s knee to iliotibial band syndrome. Our physical therapy services help runners living in Edison, NJ and nearby communities quickly recover from their running injuries and get back to regular running sessions. Nobody wants to stop doing something they enjoy because of an injury—let us help you overcome your pain and show you strategies to prevent future injuries from occurring.

Can running cause injury?

Even walking from the couch to the kitchen can result in an injury! While running is generally regarded as a safe activity, all it takes is a quick stumble to cause serious pain. Runner’s injuries can happen any time you run, no matter the distance. While some conditions, such as iliotibial band syndrome, are more common in long distance runners, it’s very easy for runners of all skill levels to suffer from shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or runner’s knee. Getting physical therapy as soon as possible after the injury can reduce its healing time and ensure that you limit further damage from the injury.

What are the most common running injuries?

  • Runner’s Knee (knee pain running or treadmill knee injury)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis/Achilles tendon running injury
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Side Stitches

These issues may manifest as knee pain after running, ankle pain after running, or hip pain after running. You may have chronic running injuries or long distance running injuries after a marathon.

How do you treat running injuries?

Our runner’s injury rehab services start with an assessment of the injury using our Redcord Suspension Therapy, as well as a discussion with you regarding your goals for therapy. Do you have an upcoming race you plan on participating in? We’ll want to know so we can set realistic expectations from the start. We want you to understand all available treatment options, and we will educate you on how to prevent recurrence. We’ll use this information to craft an individualized treatment plan.

The best ways to heal running injuries include massage, stability exercises, and stretching. Our team of knowledgeable physical therapists has experience working with runners to improve mobility, reduce pain, and get back on the pavement.

How long do running injuries take to heal?

The answer to this question depends on the type of running injury you have and your ability to commit to regular physical therapy, including any exercises and stretches you are instructed to do at home. Generally speaking, running injuries can take between three to six months to heal, with some taking a year or longer.

Should you run with an injury?

Listen to your body. If you can run, the pain is tolerable, and you feel stable, you may be able to run through your injury. When a muscle is torn, it’s not recommended to run until the injury has healed. A general rule of thumb is to not run on any injury that hurts enough that you have trouble walking.

If you have a runner’s injury, call us at (732) 662-4400 to schedule an appointment.