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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can you avoid running injuries?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Enke
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 17 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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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can you avoid injuries while running?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
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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A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I do to stretch so as to avoid injury before running?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor/PT: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.
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