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Treating Running Hamstring Injury

A pulled hamstring is a common running injury. A running hamstring injury is more common among sprinters than long distance runners.

Long distance runners are likely to suffer hamstring injury when doing their speed work.

Cause of Running hamstring Injury

Hamstring injury is another over user injury, i.e a running injury caused by doing too much, too soon or pushing beyond your limits. That is why it is common in sprinting, where runners are constantly trying to push beyond limits.

A pulled hamstring injury happens when one or more muscles that run along the back of your thigh gets stretched too far.

Treating Running Hamstring Injury.

Minor to moderate hamstring strains usually heal on their own. The recommended method of treatment is similar to any other soft tissue injury a HI-RICE (Hydration, Ibuprofen, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) regimen lasting for at least 48 to 72 hours after the onset of pain. “Rest” includes such commonsense prescriptions as avoiding running or hiking. A complete break from running will give the hamstring time to heal.

In serious but rare cases where the hamstring muscle is torn, you may need surgery. The surgeon will repair the muscles and reattach them.

Hip Snapped When Running :

If you have ever been out running and you felt as if your hip snapped or popped out, it is a case of Snapping hip syndrome. This snapping of the hip usually happens when taking a corner.

Cause of Snapping of hip

The Snapping hip syndrome is because of the repetitive nature of running. This repetitive movement of the hip causes thickening of the tendons in the hip region. It happens after a long training period.

Treatment

According to Wikipedia Page, this condition is usually curable with appropriate treatment, or sometimes it heals spontaneously. If it is painless, there is little cause for concern.

Therapy for Snapping hip syndrome.

A self-treatment recommended by the U.S. Army for a soft tissue injury of the iliopsoas muscle treatment, like for other soft tissue injuries, is a HI-RICE (Hydration, Ibuprofen, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) regimen lasting for at least 48 to 72 hours after the onset of pain. “Rest” includes such commonsense prescriptions as avoiding running or hiking. Source, Wikipedia Page.

Stretching exercise will also help in healing the hip.

Top Ten Iphone Applications for Marathon Runners

Apple Iphone has 140,000 applications, and still counting. Wading for your perfect application can be a headache if you don’t know what you are looking for, this list makes it easier to find applications dedicated for runners. Just type the name of the application on apple search box and you shall find it.

Trailguru Application for runners

Trailguru, this Iphone application records your distance, speed, and time as well as details such as how many stops you made, how long they were, your elevation, and statistics on your runs.

RunCalc Iphone Application for runners

RunCalc. Novices as well as experienced runners will enjoy using this app that calculates the pace and speed of your runs when you enter the time and distance.

Can Do 26.2 Iphone Application for runners

Can Do 26.2.will help you find any marathon in the US, can register you for the race, provides links to the races’ websites, and can tell you if the race is a Boston Qualifier.

Fitnio Iphone Applicationfor runners

Fitnio Application tracks your runs, it calculates and stores time, distance, and calories burned for each run and even keeps an emergency button with a friend’s number programmed in case you need help during a run.

Distance Meter Pro Application for Runners

Distance Meter Pro. Get distance, speed, a route map, and more with this GPS distance tracker that can be used in conjunction with TrainingPeaks.com.

Aerobicview Iphone Application

AerobicView application has over 40 attributes including distance, speed, calories, heart rate, and notes.

Imapmyrun application

iMapMyRun application allows you to see maps or your runs and synchronizes with your workouts on MapMyRun.com. If you Twitter your runs, you can do so straight from this app.

Runchart application

Run Chart. Customize routes and times as you track your runs and information about them. This app works great with your music, so you can listen to your playlists while you run.

Iphone Runners Applications that cost money

Pedometer Iphone Application

Pedometer. For only $2.99, this application probably works better than most old school pedometers that cost more money.

RunKeeper. Record your speed, pace, elevation, and more for each run as well as maps of your runs. This app is free with ads or $9.99 without ads.