Dr. Brian Straus shares information on treating common running injuries: 5 thoughts

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Although running has more than its fair share of positive benefits, it is not without injury. Brian Straus, MD, of All-Star Orthopaedics explained how common running injuries develop and what to do to treat them in as little time as possible, according to a press release

Here are five thoughts:


1. Injuries typically occur when runners increase their mileage or training intensity too quickly. Inflamed tendons and cartilage often irritate other soft and bony tissues. This is found in conditions like runner's knee achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome.


2. Stress fractures are also a prevalent concern.


3. The severity of the injury is often dictated by whether the patient can be treated at their home or if they need to go to a medical facility. Dr. Straus said in instances where more advanced medical care is need, physical therapy is often sufficient in restoring function.


4. Some types of knee or foot and ankle conditions may be helped by a combination of techniques like cross-training, icing, stretching and physical rehabilitation.


5. Dr. Straus advised against "running through" an injury. With a proper treatment plan runners can often return to running faster and with better function while reducing the risk of relapse.


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