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Dr. Price will talk more about running injury prevention and answer your questions at a June 4 community seminar. This free educational event is from 6-7:30 p.m. at CMC-Mercy Auditorium. For details or to RSVP, call 704-304-5192.
If you’re thinking of pounding the pavement this summer, remember you only need one – although crucial – piece of equipment to go jogging: a proper pair of running shoes.
Dr. David Price, sports medicine expert, said selecting running shoes is an important step to avoid injuries.
Listen to your body and look at your shoes before injury strikes. If you just can’t tell if your shoe is well worn, go try on a new pair of shoes to feel the difference.
Buying running shoes is individualized. You need the right fit, the right size for your feet. Get your gait checked to know your foot strike pattern. Does your foot roll in? Do you have low arches? Then you may need motion control or a stability shoe. Does your foot roll out? High arches? You could need a cushioned shoe. You also may need two pairs of shoes. If you run daily, rotate your shoes.
Now that you have the best shoes for you, Dr. Price shares other important tips on how to prevent common running injuries.
It starts with proper training, says this Carolina HealthCare sports medicine expert, especially for beginner runners. Being mentally and physically prepared will help ensure long-term success.
Dr. Price also shares these tips about stretching.
But sometimes, runners get injured. Dr. Price suggests the following treatment options.