Running places a lot of stress on the feet, legs, and body, so it’s important to know how to protect yourself from injury. The video above discusses practical, preventative measures you can take to avoid injuries.
If you're new to running, make sure to have your feet evaluated and that your shoes fit correctly. Before running, be sure to warm up and choose a location with a smooth surface to run on. Also, don’t overdo it—it’s important to train before taking on a long run. Strengthening your feet can also help prevent injury; and remember to always end a run with a thorough stretch.
If you suffer from pain before or after running, contact Dr. Douglas Allen of New York Pain Medicine at (888) 755-2664 today.