Injury Prevention

As an athlete, it is extremely important to prevent injury during training or participating in an athletic event. Injury prevention focuses on maintaining whole health and promoting complete wellness. You can easily prevent injuries by taking the proper precautions and maintaining ample nutrition to replenish the fuel, nutrients, and vitamins your body needs for performance.

The team of expert sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and exercise physiologists at our Running Lab work together to maximize your training and preparation to prevent running injuries. We combine proper nutrition, flexibility and cross-conditioning to improve your overall health in addition to maintaining the muscles, bones, and tendons you use most while running or participating in any athletic event.

Common Injuries that Occur in Runners

Every athlete should be aware of common injuries in his or her sport. We have identified several common injuries that effect runners to help us focus on very specific injury prevention techniques. The most common running injuries we see include:

  • Runner’s knee
  • Stress fractures
  • Shin splints
  • Inflammation of the Achilles tendon
  • Pulled muscles
  • Ankle sprains
  • Heat illnesses
  • Poor nutrition
  • Serious blistering

Our professional sports medicine staff will teach you proper techniques as you warm up prior to running, during your event, and throughout recovery to help your body stay strong. If you sustain an injury while running, you may need rest or even surgery, which can seriously affect your training schedule. Before you are able to determine the extent of your injury in our Running Lab, it is important to rest and keep the injured area immobile as much as possible to prevent further damage and prolonged recovery.

To help yourself prevent injury while running, make an appointment with our Running Lab today!

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