How Do You Approach Recovery for Injuries that are at Different Stages?

  • Try using caps if they can let you do other workouts with lesser impacts. Say, if you have ITB pain or any other knee pain, you may use a knee cap to see if that reduces your pain or impact while doing other workouts. Similarly an ankle brace for ankle-related pains.
  • You can continue with your strength workouts as long as you don’t impact the injured area.
  • You could do most of the things called out as in the above section except running.
  • These injuries are more passive. They definitely need your attention.
  • For heel pain, you could do plantar stretches. For heel spur, you could stretch Achilles tendons.
  • Run short distances at a relatively lesser pace if possible. Keep low weekly mileage until you are sure that you are recovering from the injury. You can adapt to the run-walk-run method with just 20 to 30% running in your overall mileage.
  • You could do most of the things called out as in the first section.

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Ganesh Kuduva

Ganesh Kuduva

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Founder — Runner Forever. Health & Wellness Coach. Internationally Published Best-Selling Author. www.runner-forever.com. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09CRC1KW7