Out of all the sports we know today, running is probably the most natural and primal way of activating your whole body, and – to our great satisfaction – rarely produces injuries. However, those running injuries that do occur can be very unpleasant. Fortunately, over the years, we have gained a lot of knowledge and information on how to avoid and prevent running injuries, with proper running technique topping this list.
Regardless of how experienced we are, perhaps with many marathons under our belts, there is no invisible shield that can keep us safe from injury. Sometimes, one single misstep can become your worst nightmare, depriving you of the pleasure of running for months. On the other hand, a good warm-up, stretch, and a wise choice in running shoes, combined with the proper running technique, can keep you safe for many years.
Let’s check out some of the most common running injuries, with tips to prevent and avoid them, as well as some practical treatment information.