Running Pain - The Physio Revolution

Running Pain

"How To Stop Annoying Running Pains WITHOUT Injections, WITHOUT Painkillers, And WITHOUT Having To Slow Down Or Stop Running All Together!”​

If you’ve recently picked up a Running injury, or if you’ve been suffering with an injury for a while - it can be very tempting to pass it off as “nothing serious”, “it just needs to rest”, and simply “put up with it” carrying on as best you can.

Or, it can be very easy to get disheartened and end up feeling “stuck”, wondering if you’ll ever be able to get back to running at your normal pace or get back to enjoying a race here & there like you used to…

If that's happening to you, you're not alone - we see people going through this type of thing all the time. In fact, runners are one of THE most common types of people we have come to our Physical Therapy clinic in Denver no matter what time of year it is…

I spent over 17 years of my own time in sports including playing collegiate basketball and now I enjoy training for marathons and triathlons - so I’ve personally and professionally seen just about every sports injury there is - and know how to help people recover from them. Whenever athletes got injured in sport - we started treatment the next day.

That is the complete opposite to the way that most people respond to getting a running injury, and is why so many people suffering with a running injury are asking themselves:

It’s Been Months Now - So Why Am I STILL Suffering With This Injury That’s Stopping Me From Running the Way I Used To?

Most people think that when they get a Running Injury it’ll get better with a few days rest, and that they’ll be able to just get back to putting miles on their feet again quickly. But then when they go back to run again they’re still restricted - sometimes it’s even worse than it was when it first came on. Often when you rest there is little if any pain - but as soon as you start up again, it comes back and no matter how much rest you give it - it doesn’t seem to be improving.

Does this sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our clinic is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them they need to take a break, rest, wear a support and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes” - They may even order an XRAY or MRI and chalk it up to something that was likely in your knee, hip, or ankle all along before this pain even came on.

The problem is that when it comes to sports injuries - hamstrings, ankle sprains, runner's knee etc., - complete rest is rarely the best advice and trying to find root causes on imaging is rarely ever correlated with the symptoms you feel.

Maybe you’re confused and frustrated because you’ve been told different things, by different people. Maybe you think you have a knee problem - but it’s actually the hip where the problem came from?

Running injuries can be very confusing because more often than not, where the pain is coming from, isn’t actually the area that needs to be fixed and worked on and if you rest for too long - other parts of the body become just as, if not more problematic.

Worse, many people just end up accepting or thinking that ‘their days of being active are over’ - as if it’s normal, as if it ‘has’ to be this way.

Has this type of thing happened to you?

Maybe you’re confused because you've been told different things by different people. Maybe you think you have to rest because you've been told walking makes knee pain worse, or that you should be doing "this exercise" to make it better.

It's very confusing to know exactly what to do - and that's just to avoid making knee pain worse!

And because of this confusion - this often leads people to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their Knee Pain. Worse, many people just end up accepting it as "part of life" - as if it's normal, as if it has to be that way.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If you’re currently living with Running pain, here’s 7 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:

  • You thought the pain would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t
  • You went to your doctor who told you to take a break, rest, and told you that “running is bad for you anyways” - thus they think you should stop the sport (WRONG!)
  • You’ve tried using things like hot packs, ice, tape, supports, and sport creams/gels but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain better or return to running or exercise with ease
  • You tried other healthcare professionals, another physical therapist, or a chiropractor in the past, but nothing seemed to help
  • You tried Youtube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your confidence in what you were trying to do with your running form 10x worse
  • You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you experienced intense pain, but it still irritates you daily
  • You decided to get a few massages, thinking that would soothe and fix the pain. But all that did was make it feel nice and relaxed but did nothing to fix it long term

If any of those have happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk to one of our physical therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you've tried any or all of these things is a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn't work, you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best possible outcome.

Here’s 4 Things You Can Start Doing:

  • Start by Making a Decision - The wait IS what causes most people to fall into longer lasting running issues. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that the pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse and they are still on the sidelines away from enjoying their runs like they used to.
  • Get To The Root Cause - One of the best things to help you ease your running pain is to find the root cause of why it is happening in the first place and then do the correct series of progressed exercises, alter your gait quality as needed, and have some tools in your box to pull out and help you run without pain again - the right plan carefully selected and given to you by a specialist physical therapist. The right exercises will help you reduce pain and allow you to get back to running - while making sure that the problems don't come back anytime soon.
  • Avoid Sitting And Long Periods Of Rest - While rest is an important part of the recovery process, too much rest won’t do anything to help you recover quickly. Many people believe that recovery means total rest from exercise. But in order for an injury to recover, blood flow is needed to supply oxygen, which rest prevents. It would really help if you were given appropriate recovery and strengthening exercises to heal the injury, alongside hands-on treatment & a program specific to your running style to get you active and healthy again as quickly as possible.
  • Get Real, Customized Physical Therapy Treatment - Physio or Physical therapy is proven to help people with Running injuries. In fact, we help people recover from Running injuries all year round. If your pain is stopping you from being active, affecting your job, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - physical therapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy Team at The Physio Revolution (located in Denver) can help you live with less pain and injuries while running, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics.

Note: This free discovery visit is something we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them and want to make sure we are a good fit before any commitments are made. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free discovery visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at The Physio Revolution Help You Get Rid of Your Running Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

  • We can quickly help you take away the pain and stiffness you're experiencing - often within a couple of sessions
  • We can help you find out why you're still struggling with this pain or injury when running or playing sport and why your previous treatments failed to address the real issue
  • We can find and address the ROOT CAUSE - so this pain or injury goes away and stays away
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery
  • We can help you avoid a dangerous surgery - and painful injections
  • We can help you get unstuck, back to enjoying your runs again,, & back to enjoying time with your family and friends that the pain has taken from you
  • We can help you stay out of the doctor's office

Basically, the team at The Physio Revolution can help you get more enjoyment out of your life by being more active, feeling more youthful, and getting your confidence back.

If you want to know what it costs, and what availability we have at our physical therapy clinic in Denver, we invite you to inquire below by clicking the button and filling out the short form:

“Hear From Happy Patients of The Physio Revolution”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people in back pain just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at The Physio Revolution - and left much healthier and happier:



Early 40’s, Denver, CO

“I have been able to run again and I have been doing a lot more running! I always loved running in races and I feel like I can start training for that again. It’s been a very positive process which makes me feel like I'm going to be able to get back into running the way I used to do it. You guys genuinely seem like you care about people. It's been a great experience!”



Mid 30’s - Denver, CO

“My quality of life is much better and will continue to get better. I can run with confidence. I can run without thinking about my ankle. I can snowboard again. I can go out and do the things I use to be able to do and not have to worry that I'm going break my ankle or have that ankle pain afterwards that will require an ice bucket. Now, I can go out, have a good time, enjoy myself and keep living my life.”

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