Running is one of the most challenging yet addictive forms of exercise and the most recent statistics show that there are now over 10 Million people in the UK that run regularly…..! More interestingly, recent studies have shown that 79% of runners get injured at least once a year, that’s crazy.
We have all run at some stage in our lives, some more seriously than others. But it is also safe to say that at some stage we have all picked up an injury due to running.
So, guess which patients are actually the most difficult to treat and why? Runners, because even when they are injured they like to continue to train…..! This can be a nightmare for any healthcare professional but with calculated treatment decisions and putting an agreed training plan in place, we manage to help most of our runners get back to full performance quite quickly.
But why do runners get injured? Is it essentially that they ‘do too much’ or ‘over-do it’ or is there something more scientific at play? Really, there is a combination of factors.
In brief, if something is ‘mechanically sound’ it significantly reduces the risk of injury and should last much longer, agreed?
On the other hand, if something is ‘mechanically flawed’, it is only a matter of time before it breaks or gets injured.
If you’re a runner and you would like us to treat an ongoing injury and more importantly, prevent it from re-occurring, we would like to help you.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more…!