As a runner, it is possible for injuries to occur. It is important to make sure you are always being as safe as possible.
Perhaps the most common injury that people endure from running is an overall feeling of soreness, caused by overusing the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When the muscles, tendons, or ligaments are overstretched, the tissues experience minor damage in the form of microscopic tears. This typically occurs when completing an exercise that the body is not used to, or exercising for the first time after a prolonged period of rest. The soreness may linger for a few days but usually goes away on its own. However, the severity of the damage determines how long the body will need to recover. For more information on how you can prevent severe injuries, contact Change The Game Performance Therapy today.
What Are Some Common Injuries?
Many people think “sprains” and “strains” are synonymous; however, they have one distinct difference. Sprains occur when a tendon is stretched beyond its limits or torn, while strains occur when a ligament is stretched beyond its limits or torn. Tendons are tissues that connect muscles to bones, and ligaments are tissues that connect bones to one another. Sprains and strains can both range from mild to severe, and even mild ones may take up to 6 weeks to heal. When they become more severe, braces or surgical correction may be necessary. This will require a longer recovery time, up to 8 weeks or longer, and physical therapy treatments will likely be prescribed.
It is important to note that it is in your best interest to have a physiotherapist make sure a sprain or strain is fully healed before returning to your normal level of physical activity, as it is common for old sprains and strains to develop again in the future if they have not been properly rehabilitated.
How Can I Prevent These Injuries?
Hydrating And Eating Nutritious Meals
Staying Within Your Abilities.
What Should I Do Now?
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