Running can be a fantastic way to keep fit, but sometimes injuries can creep up on you, and this is where we come in - we'll keep you running at your very best or aid you in getting back on the road after your injury.
At Osteon we have an expert team of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Sports Massage Therapists and Podiatrists and over the years we have come across a number of common reasons why runners suffer from injuries. So, from painful knees, to patellafemoral pain, runners knee, ITB dysfunction, to swelling and bursitis, our team can help.
Firstly, let's take a look at some sensible steps you can take to prevent some of these conditions occurring.
1 - Correct footwear:
Make sure the running shoes you have are fitted for you, whether you have high or low arches, and seek advice from specialist running shops. Your footwear will be the first things hitting the floor when you run; it will act as a support to the foot and ankle and help absorb shock.
2 - Start your training sensibly:
Most pain and injury is caused by doing too much too soon. If you're new to running, then build up the mileage slowly, increase your mileage by 10% per week and let your body get use to the new demands you're putting on it.
3 - Never train through the pain:
It's your body's way of telling you something’s up, addressing issues early is much better than having to take a long lay off.
4 - Stretch:
It sounds simple enough, but it's something we could all do more of, work on the muscles surrounding the knee joint, make sure you stretch evenly and consistently, and always both legs!
5 - Foam Rolling:
It hurts but it works. Focus on the Iliotibial tract (ITB); if this is tight it can cause patella mistracking, runner's knee, and several painful conditions that can literally stop you in your tracks.
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