& PAINS AFTER
THE 4 MOST COMMON RUNNING ISSUES :
Running Form Flaw: Thigh internally rotates during ground contact (knock knees)
Associated Injuries: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
Possible Fixes: Actively engage the muscles of the buttock and the outside of the hip while your foot is in contact with the ground.
Running Form Flaw: Overpronation of the foot
Associated Injuries: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinosis
Possible Fixes: Concentrate on pushing off with your big toe and on keeping your knees pointing straight ahead during ground contact.
Running Form Flaw: Left hip drops when right foot is on ground (and vice versa)
Associated Injuries: Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome, Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
Possible Fixes: Increase step width — practice running along a straight line, making sure your feet land evenly on either side of it.
Running Form Flaw: Overstriding (severe heel strike)
Associated Injuries: Shin splints, stress fractures
Possible Fixes: Increase stride frequency — increase steps per minute without increasing your pace. Lean forward very slightly at the trunk.
DO NOT IGNORE THE PAIN!
Pain is your body’s way of communicating an issue to you. Very often we ignore pain thinking it will disappear as it did when we were kids, the truth is we are not kids any more.
Lifestyle, poor diet, overtraining, metabolic changes will all affect us negatively as we age, this is why it is more important to correct the biomechanical fundamentals and be assessed to reduce the injury risk and reduce the risk of that knee ache or achilles tension becoming a major issue and leading to a long term, season ending injury.
GAIT ANALYSIS HELP YOU?
Gait analysis is the analysis of how you run or walk. All the best runners in the world have gait assessment as they know the benefits.
By improving our technique and understanding how our body move when we run can help us identify the cause of an injury, reduce the risk of injury, and even improve performance and efficiency of our gait!
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