Learn about running injury prevention, symptoms, and treatments.
Running injury is inevitable. No matter how strong or flexible you are. For most of us, running is a very different lifestyle. It requires adjustments and hard work. Learn everything you need to know about being a successful chubby runner with or without injuries.
Common Running Injuries
If you’re like many runners, you may be logging hundreds of miles per year. The repetitive impact of all those foot strikes can take a toll on your muscles, joints, and connective tissue. Nearly 50 to 75% of running injuries are overuse injuries.
The majority of running injuries are caused by the repetitive stress of constant pounding on the pavement. Sometimes there are sudden injuries like sprained ankles or torn muscles that can happen as well. You can sustain injuries when you start a new running program. Or you can get injured when you ramp up a running routine without proper stretching and conditioning. Alternatively, an experienced runner may get an overuse injury over several months of training.
Understanding prevention measures can help you stay healthy. Keep reading to learn more about the most common types of running injuries, symptoms, and treatment.
Read about common symptoms, prevention, and treatment of knee pain from running.
Lower Leg Injury
Learn more about shin splints, calf strain, stress fractures or other lower leg running injuries.
Upper Leg Injury
Read all about hip flexor strain, trochanteric bursitis, adductor injury, hamstring strains.
Plantar fasciitis, infected ingrown toenails, or heel spurs, get more information here.
Learn about tendonitis, sprained ankle, or stress fractures, prevention, and treatments.
Read about lower back pain, upper back pain, groin pain, pelvis pain, and other injuries.
Serious running injury can be prevented with stretching
One of the best ways to prevent running injuries is to stretch your muscles before and after a run. This will help you improve flexibility, muscle strength, and pliability. It will keep your body strong, stable, and limber.
Learn more about the best stretches for beginning runners.
Static Stretching or Dynamic Stretching
Static stretching is when you bend over to touch your toes and hold the pose for at least 30 seconds. A recent study found that static stretches don’t have the desired effect. This means that you aren’t preventing injuries. There is some evidence that shows it negatively affect workouts.
Dynamic stretching involves gentle repetitive motions. These movements gradually increase circulation and muscle length. Arm swings that start small and gradually increase to become bigger are a good example.
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Recovering from a running injury is a vital piece of the training process
When you are injured running it is important to follow proper recovery protocol. For example, a knee injury requires rest and ice to fully recover.
It is important to take injuries seriously. Listen to your body. Treat injury with the appropriate amount of attention. Learn more about how to safely and effectively recover from running injuries.
As a chubby runner, you’ll get injured. As a chubby person, you’ll mess up. All the little things you might not love about yourself and your journey combine to create the whole you. And you are beautiful. Running injuries are an essential part of your full journey. So embrace them as much you can. And even though injuries can suck to go through, overcoming them will make you better.