Some of the most common overuse injuries associated with running, according to the Cleveland Clinic, include:

​Achilles tendonitis:​ inflammation of the tendon that connects your calf to your heel

​Plantar fasciitis: ​irritation of the band of connective tissue between the heel and forefoot

​Shin splints:​ pain or inflammation of the muscles or tendons along the shin

​Iliotibial band syndrome:​ tightness and swelling of the iliotibial band, the thick band of tissues that runs on the outside of your thigh, from the hip to the knee

​Patellofemoral pain syndrome:​ irritation of cartilage under the kneecap or strain of underlying tendons, also known as runner’s knee