How to Avoid and Treat Running Injuries

How to Avoid and Treat Running Injuries
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Trail running is a fun way to stay active, improve your health, and enjoy the outdoors. If you are new to trail running, it can also take a toll on your muscles and joints. This is especially true if you push too hard or too long when just starting out.

Many trail runners will experience an injury at some point in their lives, and the likelihood is even higher for those new to the exercise. Your body may not be used to the amount of stress you’re putting on it. This can cause temporary pain or injury. According to Runners World, knees, legs, and feet were the most prevalent injury areas for runners. Common running-related injuries include:

  • shin splints
  • runner’s knee
  • plantar fasciitis
  • hamstring strains
  • stress fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis

While recent studies suggest that warming up and stretching do not prevent injuries, starting at a slower pace can minimize your risk of injury. But if you do experience an injury, Blue-Emu® can help treat your pain. Blue-Emu® Maximum Pain Relief Cream is made with Trolamine salicylate as well as emu oil and soothing aloe vera. It penetrates quickly to provide fast-acting pain relief for sprains, strains, or overworked mucles. Incorporating Blue-Emu® into your running routine can help temporarily relieve pain from post-workout soreness and injuries.