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6 of The Most Common Running Injuries and SoftWave Therapy for Accelerated Recovery!

Published October 29th, 2023 by Dr. Sam Camarata

Accelerate Your Running Injury Recovery with SoftWave Therapy

Running is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy, but it's not without its risks. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just enjoy the occasional jog, running injuries can happen to anyone. Here, we'll explore six of the most common running injuries and introduce a groundbreaking therapy that's changing the game for runners and athletes: SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Therapy, led by Dr Sam Camarata at Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness in North Chili of Rochester NY.

1. Runner's Knee

What is it?

Runner's knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is characterized by pain around or behind the kneecap.

What causes it?

Overuse, muscle imbalances, or biomechanical issues.


Dull, aching pain around the kneecap, especially when bending the knee.

2. Plantar Fasciitis

What is it?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot.

What causes it?

Overuse, improper footwear, or tight calf muscles.


Sharp, stabbing pain in the heel or arch of the foot, usually worst in the morning.

3. IT Band Syndrome

What is it?

IT band syndrome is irritation of the iliotibial band, a thick band of tissue that runs from the hip down the outer thigh to the knee.

What causes it?

Repetitive friction of the IT band over the thigh bone.


Pain on the outside of the knee, especially during running or downhill.

4. Achilles Tendinitis

What is it?

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.

What causes it?

Overuse, poor calf flexibility, or inappropriate footwear.


Pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon, often near the heel.

5. Shin Splints

What is it?

Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, cause pain along the inner edge of the shinbone.

What causes it?

Repetitive stress on the shinbone and surrounding tissues.


Tenderness, soreness, or pain along the inner part of the lower leg.

6. Stress Fractures

What is it?

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone, often occurring in the shin, feet, or hips.

What causes it?

Overtraining, sudden changes in training intensity, or improper footwear.


Pain that worsens with activity and improves with rest.

Traditional Treatments

Runners and athletes have long turned to traditional treatments like rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), physical therapy, medications, and injections to manage these injuries. However, these approaches can be slow and may not provide the relief needed to get back on track.

The Game-Changer: SoftWave Therapy

Enter SoftWave Therapy, a revolutionary approach to injury recovery and tissue regeneration. This cutting-edge therapy uses electrohydraulic supersonic acoustic waves to stimulate angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, in the injured area. 

Here's how it works: 

Blood Flow Enhancement: 

SoftWave Therapy significantly improves blood flow and circulation to the injured tissue. This increased circulation helps flush out deep inflammation and swelling, reducing pain and accelerating the healing process.

Scar Tissue Breakdown: 

It also breaks down scar tissue that may have formed as a result of the injury, restoring tissue elasticity and mobility.

Stem Cell Activation & Migration: 

SoftWave Therapy activates stem cells, prompting them to migrate to the injured site. These stem cells play a vital role in tissue repair and regeneration.

Fast Acting Pain Relief: 

SoftWave Therapy provides immediate pain relief, making it easier for runners to tolerate rehabilitation exercises and gradually return to their sport.

Dr. Sam Camarata: Pioneering SoftWave Therapy

Dr. Sam Camarata, a leading expert in SoftWave Therapy at Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness in North Chili, Rochester NY, has successfully treated runners and athletes with various acute and chronic injuries. SoftWave Therapy is rapidly becoming a go-to therapy for accelerating recovery and rehabilitating injuries, all without the need for injections, surgery, or medication. Plus, there's no downtime, so you can get back to doing what you love sooner!

Incorporate SoftWave Therapy Into Your Running Wellness Program

Whether you're dealing with runner's knee, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, or stress fractures, SoftWave Therapy can be a game-changer in your recovery journey. Don't let injuries slow you down. Embrace the power of SoftWave Therapy and rediscover the joy of running!

Book an appointment ONLINE HERE for SoftWave Therapy!

Give us a call today! 585-617-4145

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