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“ Solutions Will Guide You To The Finish Line Naturally!” You Can Run Injury Free

Don’t push through pain While feeling a stretching sensation or muscle burn is a normal part of exercising, feeling pain is not. Sharp or dull pain should be paid attention to and not pushed through. Make sure you are doing adequate warming up prior to exercising as muscles and tissues require internal lubrication to work properly. Warming up brings natural fluids to the area to help with lubrication, improving elasticity and function. In addition, make sure to properly stretch after exercising to ensure that flexibility is maintained and gained. Common Causes of Pain with Running: • Patellofemoral pain • Meniscus tears and pain • Osteoarthritis • Shin splints • Hamstring pulls • Achilles tendonitis Physical therapy for running injuries typically consists of stretching and strengthening exercises using stability balls, resistance bands, and body weight exercises, as well as foam rollers for massaging the muscles. Each runner—and injury—is different, which is why every individual should seek the professional advice of a physical therapist at Solutions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine for how to treat their individual injury. Did You Know?... “Knee osteoarthritis? Surgery doesn’t have to be your only option for meniscus tear. Getting physical therapy first helps 60-70% of knee osteoarthritis patients avoid surgery. ”

- Katz JN, Brophy RH, Chaisson CE, et al. Surgery versus physical therapy for a meniscal tear and osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med. 2013

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