26 Apr
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Running Injuries

Are you one of the many people who already or have recently started running?

By this time you would have - or should have! - been through the basics of getting the right shoes, a good training programme and regular stretching.  However, after a few weeks of running we often see injuries start to develop.

There most common of which are:

  • Ilio Tibial Band (ITB) friction syndrome
  • Trochanteric Bursitis - pain on the outside of the hip
  • Calf and Quads strains

There can be a number of underlying problems leading to these injuries but generally there is a common denominator…

Cardiovascular fitness tends to develop fairly quickly, followed by big (mobilising) muscle endurance. The problems start when the distance of the long runs starts to increase. The muscles that are responsible for controlling movement and the running cycle - the stabilising muscles - tend to take longer to develop the same endurance.

 

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  • - Mahala

    If time is money you've made me a wehliater woman.

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