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Q: I have gotten running injuries in the past. How can I avoid these? From Bra
d, Crown Point
A: "Don't run and you'll heal," are the words that every diehard runner dreads hearing. Runners don't want to stop running, and the good news is that you can run through most pain without causing permanent damage. But if pain changes your running style, stop and see your Family Physician. Most common running injuries are due to overuse, overtraining, or a biomechanical flaw in body structure and motion.
Here's how to prevent and treat the 10 most common running injuries:
Remember, about 90% of running injuries are due to overtraining, so a very slow buildup is important, and so are rest days. You'll save yourself pain and reach your goals. If you avoid the ‘terrible toos'-training too much, too soon, and too fast!
Author- Dr. Brent Jacobus, Family Practice
Winfield Family Medicine
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