Demotivation after traumas - what to do? How not to stop running at all while you can't run?
Is it possible to put a running technique by yourself? How to check it?
Master of Sports of International class in track and field athletics, winner of the Zurich marathon, participant of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, multiple European Cup and Russian championships medalist, coach of the school “I Love Running”
Injuries are the most frequent demotivator that can take even the hottest heads off the run. Most often, it is this "fervor" does not allow the runner to avoid injuries. It is not just about and not so much about the running technique as it's about the whole complex of mistakes.
Traumatism is a multi-component thing! It means that an injury is caused by several reasons and running technique is not always the most frequent of them.
You should pay attention at the following:
How do you begin your first trainings after a break?
Trainings should not exceed 20 minutes;
It is recommended to increase the load (intensity and extent) very slowly and gradually;
It is better to run on soft surfaces during the period of adaptation;
Running shoes with maximum protection;
To do general physical preparation exercises for strengthening of ligaments and joints;
It is better if you have objective medical information about the nature of the injury and doctor's recommendations in this regard.
If you follow the recommendations mentioned above but you are injuried again and again, then you should look at your running technique.
When analyzing a running technique, it is necessary to use video footage (preferably in a special program) and have special knowledge of this topic. If you have both, I don't see any problems to do everything by yourself. But I want to note that the topic is very difficult and often conflicting.
I run a little over half-year. Taking my fitness level and frequency of trainings into consideration I can say that I'm a novice, not even amateur runner.
Unfortunately, even during this short period I had injuries. A month ago I pulled ligaments of ankle joint in the result of failed landing (my leg slipped), it hurt for a long time. Now a new misfortune: a discomfort in the area of hip joint is felt for a couple of days.
These injuries are not so serious to consult a doctor, so I use ointment and do breaks in training. Now I more or less understand something about prevention but when injuries happens...Are there any working exercises or other rehabilitation methods that should be used but not after severe injuries?
Tendon injury, ligaments injury or ligament tension?
I trained on a conrete (25 km twice or three times a week) and after that I felt knee pain and my legs became numb from knees to feet. I felt a dragging pain in a week. It's been three months since then but the knee pain doesn't go away provided that there were no sharp pain, tumours, bruise, X-ray was clear. I'd taken a course of anti-inflammatory pills (glucosamin, collagen and chondroitin in complex).
I felt hip pain (right side) after 11 km running. I found on the internet that it can be caused by leg length difference and arranged to see an orthopedist but may be you know what can cause the pain and how to solve the problem?