How to prevent running injuries

How to prevent running injuries Dr. Susan King

Dr. Susan King gives tips to prevent running injuries

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just a beginner, it’s wise to follow some basic guidelines to prevent running injuries.  So check out these tips by Dr. Susan King from Botsford Podiatry Clinic:

  • If you are prone to shin splints and lower leg pain try running soft trails for your training runs and save the asphalt for a race day.
  • Make sure your toenails are short so they don’t push against your shoe.
  • Avoid slanted paths.  Running consistently on a slant is hard on the hips and knees.
  • It is generally recommended to replace running shoes every 300 – 400 miles. If you are heavier or run on rough surfaces you may need to replace them closer to the 300 mile mark.

To learn more about preventing running injuries from shin splits to tendonitis and more, come join Dr. King for a Walk with a Doc!  Take a relaxing walk through Heritage Park in Farmington Hills and get all your questions answered.  Meet at Heritage Park Nature Center Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Call for more information and registration 877.477.DOC1 (3621).

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