Runners at one time or another usually end up with an injury. Thankfully, I have not experienced any running-related injury. Since I don’t know much about these injuries, I thought that I would look to see what information I can find to share with you.

My foot would cramp up to where it would hurt even if I would stretch it a little. I didn’t really call this an injury because it would go away after about ten minutes. This happened almost every time I worked out hard on the treadmill for about 40 minutes and then I took a 60-minute spinning class. My foot would cramp up as soon as I got off of the spinning bike. I tried to stretch but I couldn’t because it hurt too much.

After reading through these articles I tried to figure out what was causing my pain. None seemed to fit. The closest I could find that described what I was feeling was the Plantar Fascitis, although I do not feel pain in my heel. I will follow the advice to prevent this from occurring again.

These are five articles that I want to share with you. I think the articles are very good to either prevent injury or to recover from one. I always emphasize on doing things to prevent injury.

1. 6 Post-Run Stretches to Prevent Soreness

5 Post-Run Stretches
by Brenda Humphreys Jones

This article, 6 Post-Run Stretches to Prevent Soreness, demonstrates stretches to help prevent injuries from occurring. Stretching is very important after a run. Otherwise, your muscles get tight, which can cause pain in your muscles a day or two later. It is not a good kind of pain where the muscle is getting stronger.

2. Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by Kelsey Ogletree

This article Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them lists some common injuries and explains what it is, what it feels like, and how to prevent the injury. She describes them in terms that most people would understand. I like the preventative methods she has for muscle pull; strength training is good.

3. 5 Most Common Running Injuries: Tips for Prevention and Treatment

by Clay Abney

In this article, 5 Most Common Running Injuries: Tips for Treatment and Prevention, the author describes each running injury and gives exercises to help prevent from developing this condition. I like how he includes foam rolling to massage the muscle. I’m taking the advice he gives for Plantar Fasciitis.

4. Understanding Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by Charlotte Manning

I enjoyed this article, Understanding Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them, because it describes the injury in medical terms and shows pictures of each injury. Some pictures show the specific muscle, while others are x-rays showing which bones or ligaments that are affected by the injury. I like seeing the images to know exactly where the muscle or bone is that they are referring to.

5. Common Running Injuries

by Runner Market

Runner Market is a running store. I found this great article, Common Running Injuries, on their website which describes the most common injuries, including shin splints, which the other articles do to mention. The writer goes into much more detail about how you can identify the injury and exactly treatment can be done and how to prevent it.

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