Unformatted text preview: Prevention of ExerciseRelated Injuries Risk of Injury to Body 60% of running injuries are to the foot and knee Factors associated with running injuries
– – – Improper training techniques Inadequate shoes Alignment abnormalities in the legs and feet Factors associated with running injuries Common Common Injuries Injuries Back Pain
– Example: Sciatica What Might Lead to Back Pain? More Common Injuries Acute muscle soreness pain during or immediately following an exercise session condition that develops 24 to 48 hours after an exercise session Delayedonset muscle soreness – Tendonitis – inflammation of a tendon Muscle strains – damage to a Muscle muscle in different degrees muscle Ligament sprains – damage to a Ligament ligament ligament Common Injuries (continued)
Torn cartilage Patellafemoral pain – “runners knee” Shin splints Generic term for injuries of lower leg Stress fractures – tiny cracks or breaks in the bone
Treatment – surgical shoe Reducing The Risk of ExerciseInduced Injuries
Strengthen muscles Warmup and cooldown Use proper equipment Do not over train Allow adequate recovery What if You Are Injured? Initial treatment
– R. I. C. E. Rehabilitation
– Cryokinetics Cryokinetics for injury rehabilitation Summary Risk of injury – Factors associated with running injuries Common injuries – Back pain, acute muscle soreness, delayed onset muscle soreness, strains, ligament sprains, torn cartilage, patellafemoral pain, shin splints, stress fractures Reducing injury risk – Strengthen muscles, warmup and cooldown, use proper equipment, do not over train, allow adequate recovery ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course BIO 154 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '11 term at N. Arizona.
- Spring '11