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The summer months are a great time of the year to get out and run, especially with so many great events taking place such as charity runs and marathons. Whether you are a beginner an expert, training for a marathon or running to improve your fitness levels, it is important that you are taking the proper precautions while running and that you can recognize the signs of an injury occurring.
Not warming up properly, over exertion of certain sets of muscles, and pushing yourself too hard often cause injuries experienced by runners. The following is a list of injuries and the symptoms associated with them:
Many of these injuries can be prevented by keeping a proper form while training, doing strength training and wearing the right kind of shoes for your running needs. Strong muscles are the key to enduring the impact caused by running. It also helps to improve your form and leads to a consistent gait.
Don’t forget, warm ups can help reduce the likelihood of an injury.
In terms of proper posture, all runners should look ahead while running and keep their upper body relaxed and upright. Maintain a short stride length in order to prevent muscle injuries; land mid-foot and work towards a quicker running pace.
The shoes that you wear can hugely reduce the risk of injuries occurring. Look for a shoe that are comfortable and that fit your biomechanics. Ask a specialist to help you find the pair that is right for you. In some cases, orthotics may be advised depending on your needs. Here at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy, we have a large range of off-the-shelf and custom insoles available.
If you are experiencing any pain caused by running injuries, our chartered physiotherapists are fully trained to deal with these problems effectively. Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic, will have you back on your feet in no time.