Running Injuries

Is an injury or pain stopping you running?

If you run then more than likely you have suffered an injury at some point.  The most common injuries that runners get are:

  • Muscle strains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • 'Runner's knee'
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • 'Iliotibial band syndrome' 

Over 50% of runners will get an injury once a year, some only suffering with pain for a few days, others develop more chronic symptoms which result in them not being able to run for weeks or months.

So how can we help?


Running demands a higher level of performance from your muscles and joints than walking or cycling, this is especially true to the muscles of the foot and calf.  Any imbalance in strength or flexibility in the mechanics of a person's stride will be magnified when they run, this can result in pain or inury to muscles, tendons, and joints.  Successfully identifying these imbalances and how they may affect a runner's performance are central to how we get people pain free and back to running. 


Once we have identified why the problem is occurring we can provide hands on treatment, bespoke exercise plans, and advice on training schedules and how to return to running without the injury reoccurring.  We have helped many runners of all ages and abilities come back to fitness from both short and long term injuries.

Why not call us today to see how we can help with your symptoms? We can often take bookings at short notice to ensure we get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Do you want to know what is causing your pain and if we can help?  Why not take advantage of our new patient consultation introductory offer to get you started towards a tailor made recovery plan for only £19

Are you in a lot of pain and want to get better as soon as possible?  If so the why not book in for a new patient consultation, with treatment on the day, for £60.

If you need some basic strength exercises to help reduce your chance of injury then you can see our recommended strength exercises here.

Struggling to decide on the right running shoes for you?  See what the research says about which shoes are best in our Guide to Buying the Right Running Shoes.

Running the Bath Half Marathon for the first time?  We have a guide to help you have a successful day.

Are you getting tendonitis in the patella tendon?  Find out what it is and how to get rid of it in our Guide to Patella Tendon Pain.

Do you get pain in your shins when you run?  Find out about what shin splints are and how to stop them interrupting your training in our guide.

See here for our patient's guide to hip painHip, Groin and Thigh Pain - when you don't have a leg to stand on.

Struggling after suffering an ankle sprain?  See our guide to surviving an Ankle Sprain - How bad is it and what should I do?

What our Clients Say



Meet our running injury expert osteopath - Jay Ruddock

Here at Align Body Clinic in Bath we have a wealth of experience with all manner of symptoms. Our osteopath Jay Ruddock specialises in running injuries and has helped many runners of all ages and abilities to get back to running pain free and acheiving their goals.  Jay is himself a keen trail runner, having completed races at half marathon, full marathon and ultra marathon distance.

Jay Ruddock
M.Ost, BA(hons), Dip PT

Jay Ruddock registered osteopath Bath


Registered osteopath
Advanced practitioner of Structural Integration

Jay is an award winning osteopath who uses a unique mix of techniques from osteopathy, structural integration and exercise, his talented touch can work wonders on your pain and discomfort.

His easy going manner ensures you can relax as he eases those joints in ways you never thought possible.

As well as treating people Jay is an occasional lecturer at schools across the UK and sits on the south west NHS Research Ethics Committee.


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Whether you've only just started having pain or are a long-term sufferer, we can help, lots of our patients have benefited from our combination of hands on treatment and prescriptive exercise. You'll be surprised at how much difference we can make. So, don't put up with it for any longer, contact us today to make an appointment. Tel: 01225 571084