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IN Health & Fitness ON 17 Nov, 2015
Running is more of an art than just a mere exercising form. People often misunderstand running with just clearing certain distances as fast as possible. This "incomplete knowledge" proves to be disastrous for them when they actually take up running.
This art which is responsible for increasing stamina, improving health and building endurance, has a lot attached to it which we don't know. If you are a passionate runner or an amateur starter, you need to know a few things about running injuries right.
You must have seen people complaining about pain in their knees. This problem points towards Runner's knee. This happens due to regular running on hard pavements which lead to irritation in your knee cartilage. To avoid this, you should refrain from running downhill, wear better shoes, run on softer pavements and perform leg workouts.
This can take place due to swelling of your shinbone or a stress fracture in your leg bone. A majority of shin splints are bone-related and not muscle-related. To avoid this, you should take some rest from running when you feel pain in those points.
It is a condition of swelling of Achilles Tendon which is present right above your heel. Symptoms show swelling and pain. To avoid this, you should always remember to do proper stretching and warming up before starting.
ITBS happens due to the inflammation in your IT band which is a result of weaker hip bone. To avoid this, you can take up massaging your quadriceps and hamstring muscles.
The inflammation of the heels is due to the wrong way of running in which we run putting our heels first. To avoid this, make sure your heel touches the ground first while running. Also, try calf stretches, rolling a tennis ball or a cold can under your arches and heels to relieve pain, and toe scrunches to build a stronger foot and support system.