Runners Clinic Surrey
Running is one of the easiest ways to stay fit, you just put on your kit and off you go. However running is also an easy way to develop an injury due to the constant impact on your joints. It is a very repetitive sport and a small imbalance in your gait can soon become a full blown problem if not treated quickly.
A few injury avoidance tips that should not be overlooked are;
- Wear correctly fitted shoes and replace regularly
- Warm up properly
- Cool down and stretch thoroughly
- Rehydrate and refuel without delay after (and often during) a run
- Increase training loads gradually
- Deal with any injuries straight away
As a runner myself I have had my share of injuries and I know how frustrating they are. You are training hard for a particular race, all is going well and then suddenly you strain a muscle or a joint starts to hurt.
Unfortunately there is often no magic cure for an injury but if you seek treatment straight away the effects can usually be minimised leading to a significant reduction in pain and lost training time.
If you have sports massage regularly as a maintenance strategy, niggles and imbalances can be spotted early and sorted out before they stop you in your tracks. A regular massage also keeps your tissues more mobile and you less stiff by encouraging the exchange of waste products and nutrients in the muscles. This makes for healthy tissues and a decreased injury risk, and should help you to train harder and more effectively.
Sports massage will aid recovery from most running injuries, and this coupled with exercise and training advice will go a long way to keeping you on the road.
If you are not sure if sports massage would help you or would like further information on your runners problem go to the Contact page and telephone or e-mail.
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