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Icing an Injury

Icing an injury can relieve pain resulting from running.

Runners get many injuries from running.

"Sports injuries" are injuries that happen when playing sports or exercising. Some are from accidents. Others can result from poor training practices or improper gear. Some people get injured when they are not in proper condition. Not warming up or stretching enough before you play or exercise can also lead to injuries. The most common sports injuries are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

These tips can help you avoid sports injures.

  • Don't bend your knees more than half way when doing knee bends.

  • Don't twist your knees when you stretch. Keep your feet as flat as you can.

  • When jumping, land with your knees bent.

  • Do warmup exercises before you play any sport.

  • Always stretch before you play or exercise.

  • Don't overdo it.

  • Cool down after hard sports or workouts.

  • Wear shoes that fit properly, are stable, and absorb shock.

  • Use the softest exercise surface you can find; don't run on asphalt or concrete.

  • Run on flat surfaces.