We treat many traumatic injuries such as an ankle sprain, but the majority of injuries associated with running fall under the Repetitive Injury Cycle. The main difference between treatment protocols for traumatic and over-use injuries, that don’t require surgery, is that over-use injuries will require treatment and therapy for aspects of the body other than the injury site.
Many over-use injures are caused by dysfunctions in other aspects of the body which places excessive strain and stress on other parts of the body. The area of the body that the stress is placed on by the dysfunctions and the repetitive requirements of running, typically become the over-use injury site.
AC Joint Sprains