According to Google Many Out of Practice Runners Get Hurt in Spring

running injuriesWhen Spring begins and the weather gets warmer, many runners start to come out from dormancy and resume physical activity. Data from Google shows that around this time there’s also a sharp increase in searches related to shin splints, a common running injury.

In addition, many doctors claim that this time of the year is when they frequently get a lot of patients suffering from shin splints or similar injuries. "A lot of people weren't outside running on the pavement in the winter,” stated Penn State Hershey Medical Center physician Dr. Matthew Silvis. “When the weather starts to get nice, people get excited and start running again, and they just haven't been doing it for a while."

Being inexperienced or out of practice at running can make one more likely to develop an injury. If you have recently hurt yourself while running, visit podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will evaluate you condition and help you get the care you need.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned. Physical therapy can help you learn the best exercises to heal runner’s knee.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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