Injury Prevention

Why do I keep getting the same injuries when I run- Part 1

On May 2nd, 2016, posted in: Ankle, Hip, Injury Prevention by 0 Comment

Are you frustrated with constantly dealing with same running injuries over and over again? Are you tired of thinking you have recovered only to have the same injury come back several months later? Read on to find out why you are dealing with injuries.

A wise man once said “running reveals weakness and if you run enough, injury is not too far away.” When you run, you experience 2-3 times the force of your own bodyweight! Over the course of a run you experience an extreme amount of force through your joints which can lead to injury.

What if you could get to the underlying cause of your injuries that keep plaguing you and keep you from doing what you love? What if you knew exactly what to do to prepare for your upcoming 5K,10K, or even half marathon?

Research has shown that up to 80% of runners will experience some injury during their running lives. The most common injury they will experience is knee pain. The knee is a simple hinge joint that is wedged between your hip and your foot, and the reality is that your knee is actually not to blame!!

Knee pain is usually either a result of poor hip control or over-pronation issues. Pronation is a natural motion of the foot that happens when your foot contacts the ground and your arch goes inward. Over-pronation is when your arch collapses too much, placing increased stress on all the joints above.

In Part 2 of this article series we will discuss about what to do about your overpronation issues. The first joint above the foot/ankle just happens to be your knee!!

Poor hip control is another common problem that leads to increased stress on your knee, and we will explain more about how to avoid this issue in Part 2.

As trained manual therapists and biomechanical experts at Carter Physiotherapy, we are very qualified to help diagnose and treat the underlying causes of your injury/pain to get you running without pain and keep you that way!

Click here to get a free report revealing The Top 10 Causes of Running Injuries and How You Can Recover Faster if You’re Injured.

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