Our comprehensive guide to running injuries

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If you want to know more about running injuries, you're in the right place. From the most common problems runners experience, to when you should rest your injury and when it's ok to carry on running, we've got it covered in this definitive guide. The advice is from Runner's World's Medical Advisor Dr Patrick Milroy, who has been at the centre of UK sports medicine for longer than even he can remember, and is team doctor of the English Athletic Association.

What does RICE mean? 

If you're new to runners injuries, get ready to hear a lot about RICE - rest, ice, compression and elevation. This is a universal running first-aid principle that you should follow immediately after an injury. 

The most common foot injuries for runners: 

The most common ankle injuries for runners:

The most common lower-leg injuries for runners: 

The most common knee injuries for runners: 

The most common upper-leg injuries for runners: 

The most common hip injuries for runners: