Story by: Norton Healthcare on June 25, 2018
Most injuries are caused by recurring factors that runners or walkers often can prevent or avoid. Improper training is the most common source of injury, particularly inadequate warmup, rapid changes in mileage, a sudden increase in hill training and insufficient rest between training sessions.
The professionals with Norton Sports Health can help. If you’ve experienced a race training injury, call (502) 221-3745 for a same-day appointment.
Signs of an injury
Signs that you may be injured or need to alter or stop your training:
Common injuries and treatment
If you experience an injury, it is important to work with a sports medicine specialist to determine what caused the injury and follow the proper course to prevent it from recurring.
Use the downtime to get refreshed mentally, strengthen your major muscle groups and come back stronger than before the injury.
Most common training injuries:
Download the Norton Sports Health Couch to Race Day Training Guide for more information about these common running injuries and how to treat them.
Most mild injuries, such as minor sprains and strains, can be treated at home using the RICE protocol:
For more a serious injury, see your health provider in order to properly evaluate and diagnose your injury. He or she will discuss treatment options with you at that time.
The professionals with Norton Sports Health can help. If you’ve experienced a race training injury, call (502) 251-1308 for a same-day appointment.
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