Running a race requires hard work and dedication. The time and effort spent preparing for race day can be exhausting, and getting injured while training doesn’t help. Injuries happen when you least expect it, but there are common running injuries to look out for and various ways to heal.
Injuries occur due to stress on the body. It can be in the form of bruises, sprains, strains, or fractures. Runners may see these types of injuries with their knees, legs, feet, shin and ankles.
1) Achilles tendonitis
2) Shin Splints
3) Pulled Muscles
4) Joint pain
Caring for your Injury
Pain isn’t always gain. While adrenaline and focus may lead you to power through, proper care and treatment will be the best way to heal the injury and minimize any complications.
- Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation is always a good way to treat an injury. You’ve heard it countless of times, but RICE can help reduce swelling and take the stress of an injury.
- It may be time to see a Provider if…
- Pain and soreness that continues or worsen after 3 days from the injury
- Sharp pains and inability to bear weight or walk a few steps
- A joint has locked up and is hard to move
- Extreme bruising or unusual deformity in muscle or body
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