Pittsburgh Marathon 2018 is here, and so are the injuries. Luckily Help for a Running Injury is here too!
Common Running Injury
- Heel Pain
- Achilles Tendinitis.
- Black toe nail
- Athletes Foot.
- Stress Fractures
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
- Plantar Fasciitis.
What is a stress fracture in the foot?
Running Injury – Top of foot pain while or after running is the most common symptom of a stress fracture in the foot or ankle. It develops gradually and worsens during running or other weight-bearing activities or even intensifies during normal, daily activities. Swelling on the top of the foot is another common symptom. Foot pain after running outside edge of the foot can be a 5th metatarsal stress fracture. you may even feel ball of foot pain running for 2nd-3rd metatarsal stress fractures.
Why do my feet hurt so bad when I run?
Plantar fasciitis is that sharp, stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot. … An overuse injury, plantar fasciitis can be caused by a biomechanical issue, improper running shoes, increasing training volume or intensity too quickly, or even from tight or weak calf muscles. If you feel bottom of my feet hurt after running see your Podiatrist for arch supports, arch store arches are often overpriced and ill-fitting.
Can Plantar fasciitis go away on its own?
With rest it can, but may take a long time. See your Podiatrist and receive often immediate relief. Bottom of feet hurt when running usually need support like orthotics.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome vs Runners Knee
Runner’s knee is often called ITB friction syndrome (ITBFS), but the two are actually different things. “Runner’s knee happens when cartilage in the kneecap is irritated, while ITB friction syndrome occurs when the tendon from your hip to the outer knee gets tight and inflamed, irritating the outer bone of the knee.
So how do you tell the difference? With ITBFS the pain is usually isolated outside of the knee. The tendon will feel very tight (almost like a cord) and pain will often radiate up into the hip. Both runner’s knee and ITBFS will flare up when you’re going up or down stairs. Or if you sit for a while you might have some stiffness and difficulty getting up.
Drs recommend hamstring stretches and at home, in addition to physical therapy, though he’s aware many of his patients suffer through it until after their race. For ITBFS, the only way to cure it is to completely stop running, rest, and alleviate the tendon inflammation with physical therapy.
How Can Running Injuries Be Prevented?
Wear appropriate shoes
Improve your confidence with the correct running shoes before you even go onto the road or the track. Your foot should have just enough room around your toes to fit snugly inside the heel. Wear your regular running socks when you go for a fitting at a specialty running store to ensure the greatest fit.
But purchasing the proper footwear is not sufficient. Additionally, you must give them the correct care. If you run frequently, we advise changing your shoes every 400 to 600 miles, or every six months.
Avoid extending your long run’s distance each week
This is crucial if you’re embarking on a long run that will be new to you—that is, if you’ve never gone that distance before. For a few weeks, do the same long run again before extending it. Before attempting a 10-mile run, you want a 9-mile run to become routine.
Because their training plans only last five to six months, the majority of marathon and half-marathon training groups make the costly mistake of ramping up the long run too quickly. Instead, they increase the length of the long run every week until it’s time to taper two to three weeks before the race.
Because the tension builds week after week without a break, that is a fantastic way for inexperienced or recreational runners to get hurt. Give yourself far more time than five or six months to prepare without running the danger of getting hurt if you’re running your first marathon or half-marathon and you’re starting from a short(ish) long run.
Observe your body
Do not disregard suffering. It’s okay to feel a bit sore. However, if you experience persistent discomfort in a muscle or joint that does not subside with rest, consult a medical professional.
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