The 6 Main Causes of
Running Injuries AND What You Can
Do To Prevent Them
This totally free guide - written by leading Running Injury Specialist, physical therapist and movement expert, David Stedjan - contains his 6 main causes of Running Injuries and advice on how to prevent them to keep you getting out and hitting the road to clear your mind and get you the workout you love.
Stop hoping that you can get out tomorrow, and be sure you can get your run in. The guide will be instantly sent to your inbox.
Have You Noticed That Your Running
Is Starting To SUFFER Because of Pain?
Has Running gone from a true escape from your day to day grind to a chore, or a great workout to a long arduously painful time that you'd rather just skip? -- it's easy to think this is normal, I just need a rest, or I need to stretch more...
Your normal run taking longer than before. Running has always included some pushing through the pain to get to the "good part", but now it's starting to hurt after the run. You stretch a little extra, but it doesn't seem to be doing any good.
You just can't seem to figure out why something that was a true joy in your life is no longer something you enjoy and is now ruining the rest of your day. You've tried everything and it just doesn't seem to be getting any better!
If this is happening to you, you're not alone-we hear this from runners all the time. In fact, 65% of runners have running injuries annually. We are the Go-To practice for Running injuries in at our Valley Cottage Physical Therapy office.
And when it comes to Running Injuries, everyone we see wants to know the answers to these Questions:
"Why is This Happening to Me?"...or, "Why am I still Suffering even after Doing ALL this Stretching and Rolling?"
Most people think that when Running starts to hurt that it will just go away, that they haven't stretched enough, or that they need more rest...BUT you stretch, rest, or through the pain and 6 months have gone by, but you just can't seem to shake this pain--or worse...it gets MUCH worse.
Does This Sound Like You?
Another scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy office is when people go to their Doctors, and the well-meaning Doctor tells them to "rest", "try these pills", "stretch" "maybe go for a message" and "come back in 6 weeks if its no better"--but 6 weeks later, they end up back at the same Doctor's office again, because it hasn't gotten any better (because they are runners, and have already tried all those things before seeing the Doctor), only to be given another prescription or be told "Maybe you should consider stopping running"...but is that really an option?
Has This Ever Happened to You?
Maybe you are confused because you've been told a bunch of different things, by a bunch of different people (from other runners, to running coaches, to a massage therapist, to your well-meaning Doctor). Maybe you think you have to give up running because it is the source of your pain, or that your should be doing "this exercise" or "that stretch" to make it better.
It's very confusing to know exactly what to do - and that's just to avoid making the pain worse!
And because of this confusion - this often leads people to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help get back to running they way they have always loved. Worse, many people just end up accepting it as "part of life" and give up on running - as if that's the way it "has" to be.
Is This How You Feel Too?
If You're Currently Unable to Run,
Here's 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:
You thought by stretching that it would just go away - but it didn't
You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take pain-killers-but the pills did nothing to help, all they did was mask the pain and as soon as they wore off, the pain from running came right back again
A Friend of family member told you that everybody get pain from running as they get older, so you just accept it
You tried to get help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
You've tried braces and orthotics, but they didn't seem to make the pain go away
You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you experienced pain during and after your run, but as soon as you start running again the pain comes right back.
You tried a few exercises from "YouTube"/"Google"-but they felt painful when you did them, and did nothing to help you get back to running pain-free.
If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk to one of our running specialist Physical Therapists at our Valley Cottage, NY office to find out what can be done to help you.
The fact that you've tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn't work -- you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the Link below to book a call with us if you would like some solid advice given to you for FREE over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.
"What Can I Do To Get Back to My Running Quickly?"...
Here's 3 things you can do:
First, you need to make a decision about getting help. So MANY people rest for weeks, hoping that the pain will "just go away with time", but then 3 weeks later you go back to running and there that pain is again...or WORSE, the pain is worse with the next run.
Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your pain from running is to do the correct series of individually designed and progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain and allow you get back to your runs --and make sure that the problems don't come back any time soon.
Get real, "hands-on" Physical Therapy--Physical Therapy is proven to help people with pain from running. In fact, at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, it's one of our specialties. If your running pain is effecting your health, your ability to keep exercising, and even effecting all your relationships--Physical Therapy can help you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help you run with less pain - we invite you to start with a completely free, no obligation, risk free appointment at our Valley Cottage office.
Note: This Free Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people who are nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free Discovery Visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done--without any financial risk on your part.
So the Next Question is:
"How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Help You Get Back To Running - In The Next Few Days?"
Here are just a few things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:
We can help get to the root of the cause of your running pain once and for all - often within 30 minutes
We can explain to you how your running form is related to your pain
We will make sure that the problem is "corrected" and "healed properly--we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed your recovery related to your running form, flexibility, strength, and training regimen
We can help you get through the run without having to wear a brace, support or orthotic to help ease your pain
We can help you get back to the runs you love, and that quality time away from everyone that make the quality time with family and friends all the better
Basically...the Physical Therapy Team at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help you get back to your runs you love from daily, annoying, chronic pain.
How Do We Do This?
We offer a full running consultation and intervention program that will assess your running mechanics and relate them to any, and all, underlying factors in your running pattern that are causing your pain, performance limitations, or fatigue. By using video analysis, flexibility testing, muscle strength assessment, stability testing and joint assessments, we are able to determine the cause of your pain/injuries due to running and develop an intervention plan to combat those causes.