“it’s affecting my sport”
We need to consider five key parameters to reach a hypothesis for the cause of a running injury. Those parameters are technique, baseline level of strength, flexibility and fitness, task intensity, task duration and task frequency. That is to say-
- how you run
- how strong, flexible and fit you are
- how hard you push yourself when running
- how long you run for
- how often you run
All of these factors will influence the adaptive potential of your muscles, joints, nerves and other body tissues. Your adaptive potential describes your body’s capacity to withstand and adapt to load, in this case, the load of your running routine.