Researchers Work on Shoes Designed to Prevent Injury
posted: Feb 19, 2013.
Researches in Europe are currently working on designing a running shoe that will help prevent running-related injuries. The Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia is using a microelectronics measuring system to design a shoe that will have the ability to take in information about the way you run and send it to your smartphone to be viewed on an application which will log your progress and performance. Although other products such as this exist, this product differs in that it uses biomechanical variables to provide the user with recommendations on how to improve their performance and prevent foot injury.
While the creation of this product hopes to help prevent injury, injuries may still occur. If you have sustained an injury while running or wish to learn more about how to prevent running injuries you should seek out the care of a chiropodist such as Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Hardy can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options.
How to Prevent Running Injuries
Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Physical therapy can help you learn the best exercises to heal runner’s knee.
Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.
To learn more about the causes of running injuries and ways to prevent them follow link below.
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