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Recovering From Injury. Runners

November 2, 2019 | By | In: Athletes, runners, running injury, Sports Medicine

Physical therapy for running injuries.

Recovering From Injury requires physical therapy under the care of a sports injury specialist. Those die hard runners take their sport very seriously. Once injured go through stages of emotional and physical pain.

“When you feel that first hint of nagging pain”, says Dr. Michael Monfett, M.D., a sports physician at Skyline PMR in Manhattan, New York. “time off is a hard pill to swallow.” he says. Reduce the risk of worsening an already agitated condition is key to recovery. 5K races are out of the question. Steps to take will include slowing down, starting a treatment program, strength training, stretching, and regular foam-rolling. Physical therapy keeps runners physically fit,” Dr. Monfett says. “Healing is the key to recovery.”

Over the years, sports athletes who run for a living have been plagued running-related injuries that include stress fractures and muscle strains, and so on. The go to cure has been bit of rest, ice, and a foam roller.

Most athletes just push through pain, and continue training, denying the seriousness of their condition in the process. You have to listen to your body. It’s time to seek immediate help.

“Recovering from injury would be faster, says Dr. Michael Monfett, M.D., “If rest and muscle strength programs are initiated, athletes want to cross the finish line healthy and whole. Dr. Monfett says.

To expedite healing while recovering from injury, physical therapy can help runners and athletes manage pain and prevent permanent damage and recurring problems.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, shin splints, fractures, and dislocations.

You trained hard!

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, around 50,000 runners will traverse the five boroughs of the Big Apple in the largest marathon in the world. The New York City Marathon, which begins in Staten Island and finishes in spectator-packed Central Park, is as massive in size as it is in popularity.

You’re going to get better.

That stress fracture or IT band syndrome? It will heal. It may take a while, but it will heal. You will run again, on the same paths, with the same friends, at the same speeds, and you’ll quickly forget all the frustration you felt during your layoff. Even better: You’ll appreciate running all the more for your time away.

So, Injured Runner, I know your pain. Every runner does-whether they’ve had a stubbed toe or a slipped disc or anything in between-and we’re all here to say the same thing: We can’t wait to see you back out there, healthier and happier than ever before. open letter to injured runner

“The worst injury I ever had was a stress fracture from running.”

— Grete Waitz

“I’ve got no hamstring in the middle. I’m basically running on two hamstrings on my right leg and three on the other. That injury has probably changed my whole career. I’ve been compromised from the age of 19.”

— Michael Owen

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