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Injury Prevention

To become fitter, stronger, and faster, you'll need to train consistently—without getting hurt. Often, injuries start small and gradually grow into larger problems, the same way a chip in your car's windshield can gradually spread into cracks.

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We are thrilled to bring you answers from experts at Hospital for Special Surgery to questions on injury prevention and treatment, nutrition, and recovery. Their guidance and advice are designed to help you run to your best potential and to give you the tools you need to recover quickly from injury. 

 

About Hospital for Special Surgery

Located in New York City, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is ranked #1 in the nation for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report. HSS serves as the official h

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Stretching

A stretching regimen can help counteract the muscle imbalances and tightening that are common side-effects of running. Whereas experts no longer advise strenuous stretching before running (muscles are better stretched when they're warm), warm-up exercises can help with blood flow and stretching after a run can increase flexibility. Read on to learn about two popular approaches to flexibility work that can complement your running.

Stretching

Treatment

If something hurts when you run, don’t hesitate to have it checked out. As with many ailments, early detection is key to a speedy recovery. Your primary-care physician may recommend a specialist to diagnose and treat your specific problem. From there, you'll likely begin a rehab program to help get you back on the road.

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Staying Healthy

The best way to handle injuries is to avoid them. By taking preventive action, you can improve your body’s overall strength and balance so that you can run as far and fast as you want—and experience the true joy of running.

Staying Healthy
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