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Are You Training for a Marathon or Have You Ever Had a Running Injury?

In an ideal world, all marathon runners would have their joints, muscles, and legs in a perfect state.

However, in fact, runners need to go through certain hardships such as Pulled muscle, pain, twigs, or bad knees. 

Whenever a player works hard to boost speed and stamina, then injuries become part of their lifestyle.  

Howbeit, the proper care, and prevention under the guidance of an orthopedic can help you to stay fit for the upcoming event.

Below are some of the ailments, which are common with athletics:

Achilles tendinitis

This condition refers to the swelling of the tendon which connects the calf muscle and heel.

Around 10 percent of running injuries are associated with Achilles tendinitis.

The symptoms include pain in the lower leg, along with a limited range of motion, and tenderness in the heel.   

According to experts, when you feel pain in your heel, you should stop immediately. If left untreated, then surgery is required.

Runner’s Knee

 It is also known as a patellofemoral syndrome or refers to a condition when the cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap gets soft or deteriorates. 

It usually causes pain during or after jogging. A medical checkup is necessary to detect it. 

You are advised to take proper rest as well as consult an orthopedic surgeon, who can prescribe a specific treatment plan for the treatment of a runner’s knee injury.

Stress Fracture

The tiny cracks in the bones are known as a Stress fracture, which happens because of repetitive stress or impact like long-running and jumping.

It is commonly seen in the weight-bearing bones of the foot and lower leg.

Rest is the most prominent treatment to be adopted.

The healing process takes around six to eight weeks and sometimes the usage of crutches or braces becomes a necessity.

Plantar fasciitis

The feet carry the weight and force of a runner and played a significant role for marathon runners.

It is also one of the common foot injuries.

A thick layer of tissue at the bottom of your foot called fascia gets burned or degenerated.

The pain usually occurs when a person gets up. 

Suitable shoes are important and preventive for absorbing shock to the feet from running or jumping on hard floors.

Weak muscles and tight hip flexors can aggravate the problem.

The healing process takes around 3-12 months.

Hamstring Issues

The muscles at the back of the thighs are known as hamstring muscles.

They are helpful to aid giant leaps and provide the strength required for climbing.

If the hamstrings get swollen then, the person may suffer from pain and tiredness in the upper legs. It also influences speed, stamina, and strength.

This is due to muscle weakness or excessive stretching. Treatment includes anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamins, and special stretching exercises.

Marathon training should be stopped until your doctor advises restarting.

Injury-free Marathon training 

It is not possible for athletics, marathon runners, and sportspeople to prevent an injury. 

However, care can be taken to reduce the impact and frequency.

Typically, these events are caused by overtraining, overuse of certain muscles, misalignment, and impaired movement.

So be easy while increasing the length or intensity of your running.

Build mileage slowly each week, no more than 10 percent. A wise training roster can save you from a lot of pain and frustration.

About The Author

Tanveer Bhutani
Eva Hospital encompasses various modern orthopedic practices pioneered by the prominent orthopedic surgeon in Ludhiana “Dr. Tanveer Singh Bhutani”.

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