on Avoiding Running Injuries:
properly before and after running.
slower and on softer surfaces.
the right running shoes.
not overexert yourself.
not increase your workout or mileage too much too soon.
proper running form.
you're a beginning runner, avoid difficult and hard runs.
common Running Injuries are:
is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of the Achilles tendon.
The Achilles tendon is the tendon that connects the muscles of the calf to the
you first get Achilles tendonitis, take a few days off from running until the
Band Friction Syndrome
iliotibial band is a thick band of tissue that extends from the thigh down over
the knee and attaches to the tibia. It functions primarily as a stabilizer during
band friction syndrome is a condition that occurs when the iliotibial band
becomes irritated from overuse.
Knee is a softening or wearing away and cracking of the cartilage under the
kneecap. It causes a large amount of pain and inflammation. The cartilage becomes
like sandpaper because the kneecap is not riding smoothly over the knee.
Knee is often caused by weak quadriceps, incorrect or worn shoes, and overtraining.
ankle sprain occurs when the ankle suddenly twists. It causes damage to the
soft tissues and ligaments surrounding the ankle joint.
Fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascia ligament in your foot. The plantar
fascia ligament is located at the bottom of your foot. It is attached to the heal
and extends to the ball of the foot.
foot is a term used to describe a form of fungus infection of the feet.
splints, also called Periostitis is the name given to pain at the front of
the lower leg.
most common cause is inflammation of the sheath surrounding the shin bone. The
injury is an overuse injury and can be caused by running on hard surfaces, running
on tip toes and sports where a lot of jumping is involved.
is the inflammation of bursa. Bursa are fluid-filled sacs that lies between tendon
and skin. They also lie between tendon and bone. The most common sites for bursitis
are the hip, knee, elbow, and heel.
Pull is pain in the upper inner thigh. It is caused by tensing the inner thigh
muscle when you turn your toe in. Turning your toe in occurs normally while running,
especially when you run after rain or snow.
A stress fracture is a break in a bone cause by repetitive stress.
heel spur is a hook of bone that can form on the
heel bone of the foot. Heel spurs are associated with plantar fasciitis. Heel
spurs can cause extreme pain in the rearfoot. The pain is most intense while standing