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Ankle Pain When Running : Cause & Treatment

If your ankle reels in pain when running you are likely suffering from a sprained or twisted ankle.

Causes of Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are caused by running on an even surface e.g. trails and also poor landing.

Treatment of Ankle Pain Injury

Though ankle pain injury is often associated with swelling of the surrounding tissues, there have been instances in which there is no swelling.

If the ankle injury is swollen and you can’t even walk comfortably there is need to seek medical attention. Ankle injury with no swelling may indicate that the ankle injury is not severe and a home treatment of rest and avoiding activities that may cause will work.

You may also try this ankle strengthening exercise.

Hip Pain When Running : Cause & Treatment

If you are feeling hip pain when running, it is likely the bones around the hips are suffering from a stress fracture or it is your hip tissues having a problem.

Stress Fracture of the Hip

Stress fractures are partial breaks or cracks in the bones around the hip.Read complete article on Stress Structure of the Hip : Cause, Treatment and prevention.

Hip Tissue Problems

Common Hip Tissue injuries are

  1. Pulled Hamstring.
  2. Hip Bursitis – inflammation of the hip
  3. Hip Snapped when running.

For more about this problems visit Health website.

Cause and Treatment of Hip Pain when running

The cause of hip pain when running is over training. The best treatment is taking a complete break from running and allow your body to heal and recover.

If the hip is in serioous pain and swollen, see your physician.

Learning How To Run A Marathon

The marathon is becoming more popular, according to latest statistics over 420,000 American runners finished the distance in 2007.

If your goal is to run and finish a marathon, let me remind you, finishing the 26 miles is a big challenge. Training for the full marathon, usually the programs are anywhere between 4 and 5 months long.

How to run

Learning how to run for a marathon is more than running around the block, You have to learn how to run, you have to learn how to and when to conserve your energy, when to give it that last blast. You can only learn this by getting out and running.

Learning about a runners nutrition

Another important area is nutrition. You need to eat right while you train for the marathon. A nutritional balance of carbohydrates, proteins and essential minerals is important. This will help in replacing lost energy and repair of tissues.

Learning about Injuries

Running injuries are part of running, you cant escape them. As you train you will suffer injuries, dont let them discourage you. When injuries happen, take a complete break from running and seek treatment. The first step of treatment is ice the injured area and maybe take a pain killer. If that doesn’t work seek medical help.

Remember to take rest days. This will allow your muscles to recover from fatigue.

Staying hydrated is also important. Make sure you are drinking enough water during training and also after your runs. Proper hydration is important for proper functioning of the body and it helps to prevent running injuries.

Talk to running experts

It wouldn’t hurt to set up a meeting with a personal trainer if you’re really committed to doing one of those 26.2 mile runs. If you dont know where to find a personal trainer, talk to fellow runners. Most runners are friendly people and are willing to give a hand.

Healthy Food Advice For Runners : Avocado for Runners

Eating the right food is important if you want to a good runner. One food that I have discovered to be fantastic for runners is Avocado.

I was reading my girlfriend’s magazine when I read an article that claimed a single Avocado is parked with 100 calories. I instantly concluded  if an Avocado has also those calories it would make a brilliant post race meal. Eating all those calories would speed recovery from my long runs.

I tried eating an Avocado after my sunday morning 16 k long run and chilled to see whether I would see any difference. The difference was how I felt on Monday morning. I woke up feeling like I could run a 10k. Everything felt fresh, I didnt feel the usual tiredness in my legs. Am yet to conclusively determine if it was the Avocado but I will keep testing……

Avocado may help you live longer

Fascinated by this delicious fruit I did more research online and read this article that said Avocados are filled with all sorts of great nutrients that help your body make repairs and live longer.

Avocados are a rich source of antioxidants. These substances help your body fight off damage from free radicals. This protects your organs and tissues from damage over time. For runners this means more years to continue running….

How To Ice An Injury and Avoid Frostbite

I have always assumed icing an injury is a simple procedure but after reading an article by Dr. Jonathan Cluett I was astonished to read that If you ice it too much you can cause further damage to the tissues, including frostbite, by icing for too long. The Doctor has listed the correct procedure on how to ice

1. Ice The Injury Immediately

The effect of icing diminishes significantly after about 48 hours.

2. Perform an Ice Massage

Move the ice around the injured area, not allowing it to sit in one spot. If you have watched Prison Break you should remember the episode in which Brad Bellick returned to Fox River state Prison and got badly beaten. Bellick pressed the ice against his swollen face, that was wrong. The right way was to move the ice around the swollen area.

3. Watch The Clock as you Ice

This is where many runners get it wrong, According to Dr. Jonathan Ice for 15-20 minutes, but never longer. You can cause further damage to the tissues, including frostbite, by icing for too long. Remember that!

4. Allow time between Ice treatment

Allow area to warm for at least 45 minutes or an hour before beginning the icing routine again

5. Repeat the Icing

Ice as frequently as you wish, so long as the area is warm to touch and has normal sensation before repeating.

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