Running Injuries: Treatment and Prevention

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"Running Injuries - Treatment and Prevention" offers easy to access tips on treating and avoiding injuries. It is written in a language that is easy to understand. The book will help runners and walkers understand how injuries occur, how to prevent them, how to heal them: knee, foot, calf, iliotibial band, plantar fascia, achilles tendon, neuroma, and much more. There is also a section on coming back from an injury and exercising while injured.

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Overview

"Running Injuries - Treatment and Prevention" offers easy to access tips on treating and avoiding injuries. It is written in a language that is easy to understand. The book will help runners and walkers understand how injuries occur, how to prevent them, how to heal them: knee, foot, calf, iliotibial band, plantar fascia, achilles tendon, neuroma, and much more. There is also a section on coming back from an injury and exercising while injured.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781841262840
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,006,830
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I Injury-Free for Over 30 Years Olympian Jeff Galloway 9

Why Do We Get Injured...and How to Avoid the Risks Olympian Jeff Galloway 10

What Causes Injuries? 10

Be Sensitive to Your "Weak Links" 11

Common Weak Links 11

Why Do Micro-tears Accumulate? 11

Common Causes of Injuries 12

Aggravating Factors 12

How Do You Know if You Are Injured? 14

You Can Take 5 Days Off from Running with no Significant Loss in Conditioning 14

Quick Action Can Reduce Recovery Time Needed 14

How to Lower the Chance of Injury 14

Staying in Shape when Injured 15

How to Return to Running 15

Injuries from Running Form Mistakes 16

Troubleshooting Form-related Injuries 16

The "Shuffle" 16

Speedwork Increases Injury Risk 16

Correct Posture can Reduce Aches and Pains 17

Suggestions for running Smoother, Reducing Irritation to Weak Links 17

Cramps in the Muscles? 17

Here Are Several Ways of Dealing with Cramps 18

Exercises that Can Prevent/Treat Injuries 19

Preventing Speed Injuries 20

II Treatment of Injuries Dr. David Hannaford 22

About the list of injuries 22

Area 1 The Foot and Toes 23

Toe Nails-Discolored Toe Nails: Toe Nail Trauma 24

Anywhere on Foot: Blisters and Calluses 28

Toe Numbness, Pain and Tissue Damage: Raynaud's Syndrome 32

Front of Foot-Base of Toes, Occasionally Top of Foot: Neuroma 35

Front of Foot on Bottom-May Include Toes: Metatarsalgia 39

The Second or Third Toe Joint: Metatarsal Phalangeal Synovitis-also known as Capsulitis, Pre-Dislocation Syndrome, Plantar Plate Injury 42

Pain in Outer Top of Foot and Up to Ankle Crease: Extensor Tendinitis 46

Foot-Front to Middle: Stress Fracture of the Foot50

Behind Big Toe-Top of the Foot at the Instep: First Metatarsal-Cuneiform Area 54

Pain that Is Deep Inside the Big Toe Joint: Big Toe Pain 57

Outside of foot - Midway on the Prominent Bone: 5th Metatarsal Styloid Process Injuries 63

Outer side of Heel - Also Below Ankle Bone Moving Toward Mid Foot on Outside: Peroneal Tendon Injury, Outer Heel Area and Cuboid Syndrome 66

Inside of Foot - at Ankle Bone: Tibialis Posterior Medial Foot/Tarsal Tunnel 69

Bottom of Heel - May Extend Along Bottom of Arch all the way to Front of Foot: Plantar Fasciitis 73

Back of Heel - Sometimes Underneath: Posterior Heel Pain 77

Area 2 The Ankle 82

Outside of the Ankle Mostly - But Can Be Inside: Ankle Sprains 83

On or Around the Outer Ankle Bone: Outer Ankle 87

Inside of Ankle - Just Above the Ankle Bone: Tibialis Posterior Ankle 91

Throughout the Ankle - No Specific Area: Recurrent Inversion Sprains and Ankle Instability 94

The Tendon Just Above the Back of the Heel Bone: Achilles Tendon 97

Area 3 Lower Leg Below the Knee 101

Front of the Lower Leg - Outside of the Shin Bone: Anterior Shin Pain 102

Front of the Shin - On the Inside Inner Edge: Medial Shin Pain 106

Outside of the Lower Leg, Above the Ankle to Just Below the Knee: Lateral Lower Leg Pain 111

Various Pains in the Calf Muscle: Calf Pain 114

Area 4 The Knee 119

Pain at the Kneecap, or at the Muscle Attachment to the Kneecap: Patello - Femoral Knee Pain 120

The Area Directly Behind the Knee and Toward the Inside: Popliteal and Pes Anserinus Pain 125

On the Outside of the Knee: Iliotibial Band and Biceps Femoris Insertion 128

Area 5 Upper Leg & Butt 132

On the Inside of the Upper Leg - From the Groin or Lower Butt Muscle - In the Direction of the Knee: Medial Thigh Pain 133

Outside of the Thigh from the Bony Knob on the Outside of the Hip, Going Down: Lateral Thigh Pain 136

From the Upper Butt Muscle Down the Backside of the Upper Leg to the Knee: Hamstring Pain 139

Front of the Hip, Where the Leg Attaches - Just Above or Just Below: Hip Flexor Injury 143

Butt Muscle Pain from the Waist to the Lower Fold in the Butt: Gluteal Pain and Piriformis Syndrome 147

Area 6 The Back 152

Various Problems in the Lower Back: Lower Back Pain 153

Other Issues 156

Over-the-counter Drug Issues 156

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medication (NSAID): Use in Sports Injuries 156

Physical Therapy 157

III Galloway's Injury Prevention Tools 159

The Galloway Run-Walk-Run ™ Method 159

The Right Pace/Run-Walk-Run Ratio Reduces Injury Risk Dramatically 161

The "Magic Mile" 162

Prediction Formulas 162

Choosing the Best Shoe for You 163

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Oy have the sample

    I read the sample and I think it is really helpful for people who have had injuries while running. I hurt my knee and looked up this book. It really has good tips on how to treat,how to prevent, and even tells you how some of the injuries happen or the cause for them.

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