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Preventing Running Injuries During Marathon Training


WRITTEN BY: Sports Medicine
Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Marathon training, just like any other physical activity, comes with its own set of risks. Here, we’ll teach you about some of the most common running injuries and how to prevent them. If you do happen to get injured while training, our sports medicine experts are here to get you back on the road as quickly as possible! We’ve compiled a few of our running injury and prevention blog posts from the past to give you a one stop shop for running injury and prevention information.

In this article you’ll learn:

 

  • running injuries

    3 Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them

    Do you know the 3 most common injuries? Ilotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), Runner's Knee, and Plantar Fasciitis are very common among runners, especially newer ones who may do too much, too soon. Learn about what causes these running injuries and what you can do to strengthen your body in order to prevent them. Read More
  • woman running

    Prevent Runner’s Itch to Save Your Workout

    Ever get really itchy legs while you're running? Read on to find out how this happens and what you can do to prevent or relieve it! Read More
  • runner knee

    5 Steps to Prevent Runner’s Knee

    Runner's Knee is generally characterized as a dull, achy pain behind the kneecap. Your doctor will likely recommend rest and stopping any activities that exacerbate the pain. To help keep you from getting sidelined during your marathon training, here are five steps to help prevent it. Read More
  • sprained ankle

    What’s the Difference Between a Sprain and Strain?

    Sprains and strains are common among athletes in many different sports. Do you know the difference between them? Read more to learn about these injuries and how to recover. Read More

Sports Medicine

UPMC Sports Medicine is the region’s largest and most experienced program dedicated to treating, training, and inspiring athletes at levels, in all sports. Our physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, sports nutrition, and sports performance experts are dedicated to helping athletes and active people recover from injuries, and even prevent them. Read More