Sometimes runners do need to stop running, but oftentimes they just need to modify what they’re doing. Maybe they have worn out shoes, need stretching or have bad running form. Watch the video below to hear my suggestions and leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

 

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Video Transcription [Please excuse grammatical errors due to the conversational nature of the video]:

Hey guys! Ben with Carter PT.

Have you ever had a doctor who told you to stop running?  I’ve had plenty of patients with doctors who told them to stop running. This is a bit of difficult advice because if you’re a runner the thing that you want to do the most is run.

Sometimes runners do need to stop running, but oftentimes they just need to modify what they’re doing. If you were in an 8-10 miles run, and experience some knee pain with only one mile left to go, it doesn’t make sense stop running altogether.

Here in Carter PT, we specialize in working with runners. There are a lot of great options that you have to help improve your running mechanics and to get you back into running. We also specialize in high speed running analysis.

Maybe there’s just something wrong with your running form? Maybe your shoes are just worn out.  Maybe it is time to do some stretches to loosen up.

There are numerous ways to consider what to do if you’re told to stop running. The idea that you have to completely stop running just because you’re having some pain really isn’t true.

If you have any questions and comments feel free to add them below or go to www.CarterPT.com for more information.

Thanks, take care!

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