Running is an activity that involves repetitive stress and impact, sometimes for a long
duration, people who have an underlying lower back problem can find running or jogging
makes their pain worse or leads to additional types of pain, when running or jogging leads to
more or additional back pain such as sciatica (leg pain or weakness) it is important to know
when to seek treatment and what types of treatment to expect, at TMS Well Being we can
help identify that underlying issue and treat as required.
The Gluteal Muscles comprise of three muscles which make up the buttocks: Gluteus
Maximus, Gluteus Medius and the Gluteus Minimus. An inhibited muscle means that the
muscle is not firing properly and a weak muscle indicates the muscle is firing normally, at
TMS Well Being we can perform a prone hip extension test and also help identify any
underlying issues causing the tightness in the Glutes and treat accordingly.
Calf tightness from running is a common problem we treat at TMS well Being, for some
people, the calf muscles simply feel a bit tight the day after a long or hard run, for others, the
tension affects them when running and can be so severe that the aching pain causes them to
stop, Deep Tissue Massage is a treatment we use on tight calves on a daily basis and
generally this will help the runner going forward.
When runners are feeling tightness in the Hamstrings there can be a variety of reasons and a
lot of the time at TMS well Being we identify the issue is generally coming from the lower
back or pelvis region, we can usually identify the underlying issue and will treat as required,
which will help avoid the possibility of a Hamstring strain in the long term.
IT (Iliotibial Band) Syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of the tissues located on the outer part of thigh
and knee, it can causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee
Iliotibial band syndrome is more common in runners and cyclists. The Iliotibial band is a
thick band of tissue that begins at the iliac crest in the pelvis, runs down the outer part of the
thigh, and crosses the knee to attach into the top part of the tibia or shinbone and helps
stabilize the outside part of the knee through its range of motion.