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  • Writer's pictureLuke Nelson

How to stop a niggle from evolving into an injury



Most runners are often carrying some nagging pains, which is often termed a niggle. So how do you stop these niggles from becoming something bigger? 🏃‍♂️


Firstly review your training load & adjust accordingly. Consider running distance, speed, elevation & running surfaces 📊


Focus on recovery: get more sleep, introduce stress relief strategies & eat better. 😴


Assess your physical capacity & address any deficits: do you need to improve strength or mobility in the involved area? If so incorporate targeted exercises into your routine. 💪


Footwear: is it time to rotate or replace your shoes? 👟


Running gait: are there changes to your running technique that could offload the involved area? 🏃‍♀️


Lastly, give the sore area some TLC: either hands-on work or self-massage 💆‍♂️


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🤓Health professionals, if you want to learn more about treating runners, check our upcoming Online & Face to Face “MAT Assessing the Runner” courses.


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