What hurts the runners and when it's time to run to the doctor
Sport And Fitness / / December 19, 2019
Sometimes after jogging or any other training you may feel an easy pain in those places, which was sent to the main load. Typically, this is your weak areas, and if the pain goes away and will not be repeated again and again, pay attention to it is not necessary. But it is quite another thing when the pain is not simply repeated, but does not go away completely, whines, pulls, sometimes firing and does not let go. This is the sign that it is time to stop wind circles - it's time to see a doctor.
What often hurts runners and when you really have to look to the doctor on reception - versed in the Huffington Post. Tips gives David Geier, MD, a sports medicine specialist based in Charleston, South Carolina.
Pain or pulling feeling on the outside of the knee
Possible diagnosis: ITBS syndrome, or syndrome of iliac tibial tract
ITBS syndrome or syndrome ilio-tibial tract - an inflammation of the ligament that extends from the outer part of the pelvis on the hip and knee joints and fastened just below the knee. This ligament plays a very important role in stabilizing the knee during sports and any other movement, in which the involved knee. Constant friction of the lateral femoral epicondyle, combined with a constant flexion and extension of the knee joint during operation can lead to inflammation in the area. This is a fairly common knee injury is usually associated with jogging, biking, hiking and powerlifting.
Ilio-tibial tract (tractus iliotibialis, PNA, BNA, JNA; syn.: Mahdi fascia messiatov tract) - thickened part of the fascia lata, passing through the lateral surface of the femur from the front upper iliac bone to the lateral condyle tibia.
Some runners who have experienced this trouble, they say that most of the pain occurs during a long running and complex events (marathon, triathlon). Sometimes it hurts so that if you want to lie on your side, and the affected leg is on top, then it is necessary to seek support knee and put him almost on a pillow.
In this case, can help a cold compress or massage by a roll. But if after a few days of the self does not become easier, you need to go to the doctor, it is desirable to sports. He will most likely refer you to a physical therapist who will prescribe ultrasound or electrical stimulation (Both procedures are absolutely painless), and special exercises to strengthen and stretch ligament.
Total knee pain
Possible diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome
This type of injury occurs in women more often than men, developing between the joint surface of the patella and the adjacent part of the thigh. If you feel a nagging pain over the kneecap or even in the knee, which increases with the ups and the hills and slopes or stairs when sitting with bent legs, it could be patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Over time, patellofemoral pain syndrome may progress to osteoarthritis of the knee. When the common symptoms of pain in the knee should take a little break, slow down and reduce the distance, as well as apply ice packs after jogging, and after a few days you will be able to get back to their usual distance. If the pain worries for 2-3 weeks should see a physiotherapist who will prescribe the right treatment and show the necessary exercises to strengthen the knee.
Pain or sensitivity in front of and along the shins
Possible diagnosis: inflammation of the periosteum or stress fracture
We just recently wrote about inflammation of the periosteum and offered you four simple exercisesTo help prevent this injury.
Fatigue, or stress fracture - it is a small crack in the bone that occurs as a result of exposure to cyclic loading in conjunction with the skeletal structure problems, incorrect footwear and improper coverage of the running. Sometimes it can go to the standard break, and then we will need surgery. The main symptom - pain in the lower leg, which disappears as soon as you stop running, but returns immediately during training and tortures for another 20-30 minutes after their completion.
If cold packs, change shoes and cover the running does not help, then it can actually be a stress fracture - you definitely need to see a specialist! As the treatment comes complete abolition of loads, wearing special health shoes or crutches for 6-8 weeks.
Pain in the heel bone, or the rise
Possible diagnosis: plantar fasciitis, or heel spurs
Plantar fasciitis ( "heel runner ',' heel of the police", kalkanodiniya) manifested by severe pain in the heel and tension in the Achilles tendon. Usually the pain occurs when the first blow of the foot on the running surface or in the morning when the first steps, but by the end of the day passes. Causes of - the wrong shoes, and excessive running load.
The good news: this pain can get rid of their own with the help of all of the same cold compresses and special stretching. If home remedies do not help, you need to see a doctor, who will likely prescribe a special tight bandage (brace) or a plaster boot, heel cushions and a special in shoes. In severe cases require surgery.
Sharp pain and tingling or below the buttocks on Femur
Possible diagnosis: hamstring strain
Usually, this injury is common among football players and those who play American football, since it is the result of a sharp change in direction. But sometimes it happens and runners as a result of the completion of a difficult sprint and long race.
If the deformation is small, then she will be held in a few days, especially after the cold compresses and special exercises. If the pain is bothering you longer and occurs during climbing stairs, if your hips are bruised, then you need to see a doctor.
A physical therapist will prescribe specific exercises and sports massage, which promotes proper healing of muscle fibers, minimizes tissue scarring, as well as increases blood flow to the faulty tendon. Sometimes assigned by ultrasound and electrotherapy.
Tense, stone eggs, tingling and numbness in the feet
Possible diagnosis: compartment syndrome during exercise
Chronic compartment syndrome during exercise - a disease of the muscles and nerves, characterized by pain, swelling, and sometimes complete loss of function of the affected limb.
This injury is much rarer others and require more serious treatment. Its quite easy to feel: while running will feel as if your calves - it's balls that are about to burst. Add to that the numbness and tingling.
The cause of such sensations - excessive swelling of calves during exercise, whereby there is a higher pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in the lower leg and foot. Rest and physical therapy can help, but most still have to go through a simple surgery. Not very nice, but then you will be able to return to full training and high stress already without regard to this problem in just a few months.