Common Runner Injuries [infographic]

March 24, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Sports

There are so many 5K runs going on this weekend in celebration of the first week of spring. I so happen to be volunteering at one today, which got me thinking about how much strain runners put on their bodies. I ’v been long distance running since middle school and am currently on hiatus do to a some tears in my meniscus. I can’t help but wonder what other injuries can occur from running.

Today’s infographic gives an over view of the most common injuries experienced by runners and how to treat them. Even though running isn’t a “contact” sport, it’s amazing to see how many injuries you can get form it and how stressful it is on the body. Today’s infographic also does the favor of listing ways to avoid injury.

While running is one of the most beneficial ways to keep your body in shape, it can also be the most hazardous. Injury is one of the most frustrating moments in an athletes’ career; so please if you are running, or plan to take up the sport, please use today’s infographic to help you do so with ease and care. [via]

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