Injury Expert. Lower Back Pain.
Lower back pain while running is very common and can be caused by a number of things.
- Pain in the lower back while running, normally occurs after 10-15 mins. No injury has occurred.
- Pain generally worsened by leaning backwards or sideways.
- Your back often feels stiff and vulnerable, especially but not exclusively when running
- Increase in intensity, length or duration of your running.
- Lack of core strength in combination with hill running.
- Incorrect footwear and/or insufficient (worn out) cushioning.
- Asymmetrical running style due to an over-dominant leg, stride length or gait behaviour.
- Use currex insoles for increased stabilisation, shock absorption and fit.
- Stretch hips, buttocks and hip flexors – perform the Child’s Pose stretch.
- Strengthen Hamstrings and Glutes – run with a lower back support while rehab.
- Ensure that your footwear is ideal – see a specialist