Whether you are an experienced runner or just beginning, knowing the basic guidelines can keep your program productive, safe, and injury free.
Most running injuries result from running either too much, too often, or too fast. Beginners are especially prone to injuries.
Running injuries can be caused by improper shoes or improper style. Whatever the cause of the injury, it's important to deal with it and treat it, even if that means cutting back or taking time off.
Some common injuries include:
For athletes who have experienced a sports-related injury, UPMC Sports Medicine'sorthopaedic surgeons , board certified physical therapists , and athletic trainers will help to speed recovery and restore function.
Running doesn't have to hurt. While it's true that the more an individual runs, the more at risk they are for an injury, some runners do manage to avoid getting hobbled by pain by developing healthy running habits.
Whether you're training for a marathon or just jogging for fun, a running injury doesn't have to slow you down.
Take advantage of our experts knowledge and experience in treating running injuries. Physicians specializing in sports medicine and athletic trainers assess injuries and provide treatment; and sports performance trainers perform comprehensive physiological and biomechanical gait assessment to enhance performance.
To schedule an appointment with a physician or other Sports Medicine expert, call 1-855-93-SPORT (77678).
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