30 Jan '16, 2am

How to recover from (and/or prevent) common running injuries.

If you suffer an injury, your doctor may recommend cutting back on mileage or even taking a complete break from running. While downtime gives you a chance to mend, rest shouldn't be the only part of your recovery plan. “If injured runners don't address muscle weaknesses and faulty mechanics, they're almost guaranteed to reinjure,” says Colleen Brough, D.P.T., O.C.S., assistant professor at Columbia University's physical therapy program. Here, running injury specialists outline how to put common injuries to rest—for good. Follow the “active recovery” advice as you ease in and build up your mileage. When you're back at full operating speed, add the “relapse prevention” tip to stay healthy. And pair these exercises with properly applied kinesio tape, as demonstrated in these videos . Iliotibial-Band Syndrome Active Recovery: When running, increase the width of your steps by a...

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