Avoid Common Track Injuries

Jan 04, 2019

For track athletes, there is nothing more exciting than gearing up for a new season. However, if athletes are not prepared for the various injuries that linger around each lap, their time on the track could be cut short. Luckily, athletes can stay healthy by learning how to avoid common track injuries.

 

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COMMON KNEE INJURIES FROM RUNNING

Whether you are training on a track, terrain, or treadmill, running is a high-impact sport that puts immense force on your knees that can cause painful injuries over time.

The most common knee injuries track athletes might experience include Runner’s Knee (pain behind and around the knee cap) and Jumper’s Knee (tears in the patellar tendon). Though each injury is different, the common denominator is the constant shock sent to the knee each time the foot smacks the pavement.

PREVENTION

In addition to proper stretching, adding a preventative knee brace to your track wardrobe is one of the best ways to prevent common knee injuries from track.

The Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support is specifically made to reduce and prevent injuries like Runner’s Knee, Jumper’s Knee, sprains, swelling, knee tendonitis, and muscle overuse. With an innovative pad designed to absorb pressure peaks, this breathable knee brace prevents muscles from overloading while providing positive sensorimotor feedback to increase the confidence and stability of runners.