Preventing Running Injuries with Intelligent Training

Running injuries can affect the feet, and it is beneficial to implement effective running injury prevention strategies into your fitness regime. Strengthen muscles and joints with core stability, leg strength, and balance exercises. Avoid increasing mileage or intensity too quickly to let your body adapt and minimize overuse injuries. Mix up your routine with cycling, swimming, or yoga to prevent overuse injuries and fortify various muscle groups. Listen to your body and prioritize rest days and adequate sleep for tissue repair and muscle recovery. It is helpful to invest in proper running shoes and gear to support your biomechanics. If you are interested in learning about additional running injury prevention techniques that can protect your feet, it is suggested that you confer with a chiropodist. 

Although running is a wonderful exercise to keep you in shape, it can wreak havoc on your feet and ankles if you don’t take preventive measures. If you have sustained a foot and ankle injury from running, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Some common running injuries include:

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Shin splints

  • Ankle sprains

  • Stress fractures

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Bursitis 

What causes injuries? 

These injuries are usually caused by overtraining, wearing the wrong shoes, running on hard surfaces, having tight and inflexible muscles, or having biomechanical issues in the feet or ankles. 

What can I do to prevent injuries? 

  • Train slowly and gradually

  • Give yourself plenty of time to recover following a run

  • Wear shoes that fit properly and support your foot

  • Avoid running on hard surfaces, like concrete

  • Stretch and strengthen the muscles of your lower legs

  • Warm-up prior to a run

  • Have your gait analyzed and your feet examined by a chiropodist to determine if there are any biomechanical problems that need to be treated 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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