Running With Knee Pain
Fact: forty-two percent of all injuries from overuse affect the knee joint, and runner's knee (a.k.a. patellofemoral pain syndrome or PFPS), is the most common injury among runners.
Preventing And Treating Common Running Injuries
Running is a fun sport - really. Each day, people all over the world partake in the sport. Some run on the track. Others run in their neighborhood. People run in trails and even on the treadmill. No matter where you run or how often you do it, chances are you are either at risk for injury or you have at some point dealt with an injury.
Knee Pain During Marathon Training
If there is one area that always comes in for a bashing when people run, it is the knee. Ironically the knee joint is actually rarely the problem and the fault often lies in the joints above and below the knee. Unfortunately the knee is between the ankle and the hip, two areas where people often lack the necessary stability (in and mobility to create good movements.
How to Run Injury Free
Let's face it...too many runners are injured every year.
Of the millions of people in the United States who run either recreationally or competitively, over 50% will suffer some sort of running injury just this year alone!
The types of injuries most runners suffer from include shin splints, knee pains, lower back pains, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Neuroma, Iliopsoas, pulled hamstrings, and Piriformis Syndrome.
I won't even go into the detailed descriptions of all of these because it hurts to even think about them.
But if you follow some simple running tips, then you can avoid most if not all of these injuries.
Are you running with an injury or over training?
Understanding the causes of pain and what can restrict our leg stride and knee drive can also help us prevent injuries as well as performance. See and understand how dealing with your biomechanics can help with injuries as well as performance.
How to recover from a long run
The marathon, or indeed a half marathon like the Great North Run, has a pretty major breakdown effect on the body.
You'll have a lot of little tears in the muscle fibres, you'll lose about 2cm in height and you'll also be very dehydrated.
Sam Murphy, author of Marathon: From Start to Finish, explains how you can speed up the recovery process.