Running injuries can affect anyone, from experienced runners who push themselves hard, to beginners whose muscles aren't used to running.

Below are 5 of the most common running injuries. Find out how to spot the symptoms, what causes the injuries, and what to do if you get one, including when to get medical help.

You'll also find tips on how to avoid becoming injured in the first place, such as choosing the right shoes and warming up properly.

Being injured can dent your motivation, so we have also included tips on how to get yourself up and running again once you have recovered.

Whatever your injury, it's important to listen to your body. Don't run if you're in pain, and only start running again when you have recovered sufficiently.

5 of the most common running injuries:

1. Runner's Knee 

2. Achilles tendon pain

3. Shin Pain

4. Heel pain

5. Muscle Strain

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