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Spring is Here, And Running Injuries Are, Too

Running Injuries | Show Low, AZSpring is finally here, and that means we’re starting to move more, and we’re getting outside more. You could be upgrading your workout from the gym and moving it outside, or starting your workout regime to get in your best shape for summer. Nothing can derail your plans like an injury can, especially if you’re planning on running a marathon or triathlon this year.

Reasons for common springtime running injuries can involve poor footwear, increasing mileage too quickly, or even having bad running form. Keep reading to learn how to avoid common springtime running injuries, so you can have a healthy, happy summer.

Common Running Injuries

It makes sense that common running injuries often affect the knee, ankle, shin and foot. Those are the body parts that are highly involved. Specific injuries could be affecting your run, and if you don’t know what could happen, you don’t know what to look out for. If you’re not feeling great, it could be one of the following:

  • Hamstring strains
  • Soft tissue injuries, like pulled muscles or ligament sprains
  • Heat injuries, like sunburn, dehydration, heat exhaustion, or stroke
  • Skin injuries, like blisters or heat rash. Tripping or falling over while running can lead to cuts and abrasions. Make sure to clean them thoroughly to prevent infection.
  • Foot and ankle injuries, including ankle sprain, heel pain, and plantar fasciitis
  • Lower leg pain, including shin splints, stress fractures, or calf problems
  • Knee injuries, like kneecap pain or tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinopathy

While it’s possible to treat many injuries, prevention is still the goal. Why halt your exercise if you could have stayed safe? Take it slow while the body adjusts to your new exercise, and make sure your shoes are in good condition.

Have you recently injured yourself? It’s not too late to get back on track and make your summer amazing. Give us a call at 928.537.6381 to schedule a consultation today. We can help diagnose issues and give you a treatment plan to get you running and feeling great again.

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