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how can you avoid running injuries?

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Dr. Ryan Enke
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Added the 3 E's: Most running injuries occur due to 3 factors: equipment, environment, and error in training. First make sure you have an appropriate running shoe (equipment). Replace shoes after 400 miles. Watch your training surface (environment). Running on slanted surface, concrete, or track can increase risk of injury. Finally, error in training is the biggest factor. Do not increase mileage >10% per week.

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Can you offer some basic guidelines for avoiding injuries associated with running?

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See below: Make sure that you are wearing a proper fitting supportive running shoe. Start out slowly and build your speed and distance over time. Listen to your body and this will help to avoid injury

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