The most common running injuries are caused by repetitive movements and stresses on the joints and tendons. Here are 11 ways to prevent them.
Increase mileage by no more than 10 percent per week
Focus on one goal speed or distance, but not both
Vary the difficulty
Beware of aging running shoes
Get an extra pair
Don’t ignore pain: treatment is RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Ice pack for no more than 20 minutes every 4 to 6 hours. After 48 to 72 hours, heat does a better job at promoting healing
Don’t use drugs to push through pain
Recover with gentle exercise
Pick up the pace gradually
Know when to get professional help If an injury isn’t healing, or you experience the same type of injury again and again, get it checked by a health professional.
Source: Amazing Wellness magazine Summer 2018 By Vera Tweed
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