As an orthopedic surgeon I don’t have to operate on very many runners, but I certainly see a lot of them in the clinic – especially around Marathon time. The old adage ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ rings true for runners.
Some basic tenets include monitoring shoe mileage and replacing every 350 miles, stretching before running with extra emphasis on your problem or tightest areas, cross training and weight training. If you want more specific advice on runner’s knee, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, hamstring injuries and IT band issues, then read this article written by a pain specialist, as he nicely outlines some ways to prevent this common injuries.
5 common running injuries you can avoid – KTAR.com
Dr. Alex Bigham gives tips for avoiding running injuries.