Jogging and Running Injuries Term Paper by Nicky

Jogging and Running Injuries
A brief look at the injuries associated with jogging and running and their prevention.
# 148867 | 765 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 10, 2011 in Nutrition (Exercise) , Sport (General)

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The paper relates that although running and jogging have a number of beneficial effects on health and fitness, the frequency of a running related injury is much higher than it should be.
The paper discusses how runners can injure muscles, experience heel spurs and develop stress fractures, and explains the techniques, training and footwear necessary for runners to avoid the most common injuries.

Common Injuries
Avoiding Associated Injuries

From the Paper:

"If you push yourself without the proper rest your joints, muscles, and tendons will start aching. If you continue to push though the soreness you may find that the aches and soreness never leave and you may start feeling tired all the time.
Runners that plan hard workouts one to two times a week and rest or jog on the other days may find the recovery time to be faster. By doing this it will help your muscle form more fibrous tissue which helps reduce injuries.
"While avoiding injuries is straightforward, many athletes, runners and joggers included, fall short in proper preparation to avoid injuries. Even if a runner uses the correct preventive techniques in training, it doesn't guarantee that an injury won't still happen due to the nature of the sport. The first step to avoid injuries is to find the correct type of footwear. The nature of footwear can depend on the surface conditions i.e. trails, flat, or hilly surfaces, and type of feet/arch you have. Second and probably most important is the proper stretching routine and third should be developing a cross training program."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cluett, Jonathan. "Running Injury." 17 Aug 2008. Orthopedics. 30 May 2009 <>.
  • Gabe, Mirkin. "Avoiding overtraining." AMAA Journal (Peer-reviewed) (2002): 1.
  • Matava, Matthew J. "RUNNING AND JOGGING INJURIES." 29 June 2006. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. 31 May 2009 <>.
  • Rodriguez, Carlos. "Traumatic injuries to runners." AMAA Journal (Peer-reviewed) (2006): 1.
  • Splete, Heidi. "Modified running technique reduced injuries.(SPORTS MEDICINE)(ChiRunning)." Family Practice News (2009): 28.

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