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With PF Chang’s Around the Corner, Avoid Injury this Marathon Season
Date:1/7/2013

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 07, 2013

The weather has cooled down, the PF Chang and IMS Marathons are just around the corner, and marathon season is here. If you are one of the many Phoenix residents currently training or planning to start training for a marathon, knowing the proper techniques to avoid injuries is extremely important. It is also beneficial to be aware of potential injuries that may occur while training and participating in your selected event. Christina Khoury, MD, with Valley Orthopedics in Phoenix and Goodyear, outlines three common marathon injuries and different tips runners can follow to avoid them.

Three Common Pre & Post Marathon Injuries

Iliotibial Band Syndrome: IT Band, or ITB, syndrome is oftentimes mistaken for a knee injury because the most common symptoms are pain and swelling along the outer portion of the knee. The band that runs down the outside of the leg may become tight and inflamed. ITB syndrome can be caused by high mileage, worn shoes, downhill running or running on banked surfaces. Women tend to suffer from this injury more than men due to the tilt in their hips.

Hip Pain: Hip pain and injury can be caused by lack of flexibility and tightness in the leg muscles. This can result in a strain in the hip flexor as well as inflammation along the outside of the hip. These injuries can oftentimes cause limited motion and a change in running mechanics, leading to additional injuries.

Runners Knee: ‘Runners knee’ or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a term used when pain is caused by overuse due to the repeated bending and straightening motion of the knee. A runner can also experience this condition by compromised running mechanics and the overall volume of running miles. This injury can cause differing levels of pain and a grinding or popping sound during movement of the knee.

Tips to Avoid Injury

Wearing the proper footwear is essential for running and can help avoid injuries during marathons. Make sure your footwear is the right size and offers plenty of support, and consider getting new running shoes every 300-500 miles depending on your running style and body type.

Tight and weak muscles cause injury, so make sure that your training regimen includes strengthening techniques. Stretching is also necessary to ensure your muscles are loosened up and ready to run long distances.

It is important to gradually increase the distances you are running during training, to avoid doing too much too soon. Find a training plan that fits your currently abilities to prevent putting strain on your body.

To help those experiencing hip/knee pain and to help prevent injuries, Dr. Christina Khoury will be available to present to running groups and clubs, and is offering complimentary Q&A sessions to discuss any hip or knee injuries or pain with running groups and clubs.

WHAT: Hip or Knee Pain Presentations and Q&As
WHO: Phoenix-metropolitan Running Groups and Clubs
APPOINTMENTS: To set a presentation date or Q&A with Dr. Khoury for your running group, visit http://www.valleyorthoaz.com or call 623.633.3695.

Christina Khoury, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon with Valley Orthopedics and is accepting new patients at the North Phoenix and Goodyear locations. The scope of surgical treatments in her practice includes minimally invasive joint replacement, partial knee replacement, direct anterior hip replacement and surgical dislocation of the hip and debridement of impingement conditions. Her main clinical focus and specialty is primary and revision joint replacement and reconstruction of the hip and knee. Dr. Khoury holds a particular area of interest in the treatment of hip conditions affecting the young adult patient population and she runs a patient-centered practice.

For more information on Dr. Christina Khoury and Valley Orthopedics, please visit http://www.valleyorthoaz.com/

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