Avoiding common running injuries can be as simple as taking care of your feet and preventing overuse. Building strength, conditioning your body, wearing the right shoes, and adjusting for your biomechanics are all important steps to keeping your lower limbs safe when you run. Strong muscles, bones, and connective tissues are less prone to injuries. Build up strength with exercises and cross-training. Condition your feet to handle hard impacts and improve your time and distance by beginning slow and increasing the challenge over time. Make sure you wear footwear that’s appropriate for your foot shape, running style, and biomechanical needs. If you know you’re prone to overpronation or other issues that could contribute to an injury, you might need special orthotics when you run as well.
Avoiding running injuries really involves taking care of your feet while they are healthy and investigating anything that might be a problem early on. If you’re concerned about your lower limb health when you run, let our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists help you before a problem strikes. Contact our Las Vegas offices today for more information. You can call (702) 839-2010 or use our website to reach us.