During the process of running, if we make some mistakes we might get injured. I want to list out some common injuries and solutions so that injuries do not come in the way of your fitness journey. The first and most common injury when one runs is cramping. Cramping is when the body fluids are lost along with essential salts and minerals in the body through sweat. One normally gets pains in the abdomen as well as cramps in the thighs and calves.
The best way to avoid cramping is hydration. As I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts, having a glass full of iskiate at least half an hour before a workout would keep you in good stead throughout the workout. The other aspect of injury is due to wrong position of the leg or bad stride. This might cause inflammation of tendons or muscles and in extreme cases might go to an extent of a hairline fracture depending on the impact.
I wear comfortable shoes while I run. As I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts, the art and science of finding a good shoe based on your foot is also very important. You might have a high arch, low arch or a flat foot. Your stride might pronate or supinate when you place your foot. You need to talk to a good physiotherapist before you buy your footwear. Remember these things are going to hold your entire weight, so better invest in a good pair of shoes.
Further, if you are crazy enough in running you might end up like me having a plantar fasciitis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis. This happens when you overuse your body, which I do out of my passion to run. So, my physio has told me not to run for the next one week. I am terribly bored nursing this injury, but I need to consider the fact that she has told me keeping my good health and health history in mind.
Though, I used to warm up and cool down after the run, have enough hydration precaution and correct foot stride, these things happen. I getting to know my body better with every injury I have and trying to get back to running after the rehabilitation process is complete. I am watching my eating habits and not go into binge mode, as the idle mind and body is the devils workshop. In my case, the food devils are getting extremely active inside my head to try out different cuisines and hog a lot. Gaining weight is very easy through the mouth, losing weight is a easy but a long drawn process. So, I have decided on prevention and sticking to my almost paleo – vegetarian diet of muesli,fruits and parathas at night.
I am sure, all my readers are safe and sound in this pandemic. Take all necessary precautions and keep drinking warm fluids mixed with ginger and turmeric to keep viruses and bacteria at bay.