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9 months ago

Preventing Or Recovering From Running Injury

Preventing Or Recovering From Running Injury

Let’s be frank, running injury can be a major setback especially, if you are new. And it really can be quite frustrating if you encounter one.

Beginners are much more prone to injuries, because they tend to overtrain or over exert themselves too much, simply by going too fast too soon. 

These injuries include: -Injured woman

- Heat Injuries
- Shin Splint (medial tibial stress syndrome)
- Knee injury (Runners knee)
- Foot Injury
- ITB Syndrome
- Pulled hamstring
- Calf injury
- Blisters
- Black toe nails
- Back pain

But luckily, with a few good tips, you can prevent these injuries from happening. But if you do get injured however, getting the right treatment can get you back on track in a relatively short period of time. 

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

You are way better to take some precaution/ preventive measures to avoid possible running injury, than curing it.

Experts have agreed that a good warm up before your workout and cooling down your body afterward do help in avoiding injury. So start any workout by warming up your body first, and once you’re done exercising (i.e. jogging) finish it up with a nice cool down – as part of your routine.

Stretching your muscles is also a good way in preventing injuries. Stretching help to increase your flexibility in your muscles, (making it elongated) and reduces muscles soreness after a run.

This is because tight and short muscles are much likely to become injured than flexible ones.

Other Preventive Measure include: -

- Wearing the proper footwear
- Avoid overtraining yourself
- Have adequate rest
- Gearing up properly, for your workout (.i.e. wearing ankle guard, knee strap, etc)


Recognize the Early Sign & Symptoms

Listen to your body’s telltale signs of developing injuries. Your body is a perfect "Warning System" to tell if you are overtraining yourself and that, you should take it slow or to take a few days rest.

As, these minor aches and pain can result into minor injury. And if you are still ignoring to your body’s "Warning Sign" and continued to run it off, that minor injury can become a severe running injury.

Feeling dizzy, lack of coordination and extreme thirst are the telltale sign of heat injury. Where as a throbbing pain and inflammation along the inside of your shin may indicate a possible shin splint.

Proper Respond To Those Symptoms

The earlier you respond to those symptoms, the better your chances are at preventing further injury. It can even, perhaps speed up recovery from your running injury. 

For example:

If you are encountering pain around your kneecap, it’s an early sign of possible knee injury. So you might want to decrease your pressure on your knee by slowly coming to a walking pace and perhaps taking a rest for a while.

OR

If the symptom shows a possible heat exhaustion, quickly get out of the sun and into a shady area or if possible an air-conditioned building, and get hydrated – This is to lower your body temperature.


So, while you identify the symptoms of possible running injury, you must also act fast and efficiently in handling them.

Recovery Period - Maintain Your Fitness

We all want to recover fast, but returning back to running or what-so-ever too fast too soon can cause a major setback. And you are at risks of doing severe damage to that "Recovering" Injury.

So how are you going to maintain your fitness level while you are recovering from injury?

Well...
You can consider: -

- Going for walks instead of running
- Swimming
- Jogging in water (Aqua Jogging)
- Inline skating – Rollerblading
- Using the cycling machine or rowing machine
- And other low impact exercises

These are some exercises that help to maintain or perhaps improve your fitness, while you are recovering from your running injury.

Bottom Line

Running injury is a major setback, for those who experience it. Some runners simply ignore their body’s “warning sign” and as a result – They get, seriously injured.

Therefore, listen to your body’s telltale sign of possible injury, so that you can respond fast to those symptoms and prevent injury from happening.

11 months ago

Choose The Right Pool Table Felt

Choose The Right Pool Table Felt

Pool table felt will allow you to truly customize the look of your game pool table with a variety of different colors and fine fabric on top of the slate. Pool table felt is usually a 75% wool / 25% cotton blend and is very fine to allow maximum ball movement. Table felt can be very expensive to replace as pool table felt installation should always be done professionally. If you are buying a new table, you will likely not worry about felt replacement for quite some time. However, if you've got small scratches or rips in your felt that are effecting your game or display, there are a few things you should know:

 

A 7' pool table felt will generally cost you under $100 to buy. Most retailers will offer you between 10 to 15 different colors ranging from the standard green to maroon to electric blue.

 


Older tables used glue to hold down the outside 6" of cloth on the table. If your table used this method, you will need a bottle of adhesive before installation. I recommend 3M Super 77 Adhesive for this, as it will always keep your felt where it should be and will cost you just under $20.

 

If you want true high class, you will want to look at the Sterling brand name for pool table felt. Sterling Pool Table Cloth is said to be of the highest quality and contains the highest thread count. However, prepare to pay around 200$ for a standard felt! Color choices are minimal, too.

 

If you have a pool table in your house but also think of playing the game of ping pong as well, you can do so by simply getting a ping pong table top. This will not only save your space but also will let you be able to play the game of billiard and table tennis together.