Prevent Common Running Injuries

24 Jul

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

Cross train

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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