Our Guide To Help Prevent Injuries When Running

If you are somebody who has recently made a commitment to getting fit, then you are probably in the process of researching which activities to start adding to your daily routine. There are dozens and dozens of options, but something you will always come back around to is the fact that running is a free and convenient way to get into fitness! It’s one of the most accessible fitness activities.

Here at Edgeworth Physiotherapy, our Newcastle Physiotherapists would encourage everyone to take up some degree of running if capable, but in order to do successfully, you definitely need to know how to take of yourself at the same time. To help you out with this, here are some tips for how to prevent common running injuries.

Warm Up


Don’t think of your proper run as the warmup in itself, because that is a sure-fire way to pick up injuries. You can’t throw your body into an intense period of running without giving your muscles a gentle warm up first. Pick a series of stretches to complete before each run and your legs in particular will be much more appreciative!

Hydration


Make sure that you don’t forget to top yourself up with liquids before, during and after your run. One of the worst things that can happen is for you to get dehydrated and risk things like fainting. Dehydration can also lead to cramp during your run. The more hydrated you are, the more able your body is to carry your through a long distance run with no problems.

Balanced Diet


You aren’t going to be a successful runner if you have a bad diet, it’s as simple as that. You need to enjoy a healthy and balanced relationship with food in order to provide your body with the fuel that it needs to let you run without injury.

Strength Training


Include a little bit of strength training in your weekly exercise routine, because adding strength to your muscles will make them a lot less likely to fail you when running.

By following the steps above, you will reduce the risk of running injuries. If, however, you experience an injury, you might need physiotherapy in Newcastle. In this case. please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us

Our goal is to make each and every one of our clients feel as healthy and comfortable in their own bodies as possible. There will always be a member of the trained and experienced team on hand to answer any questions that you might have.