How Running Injuries occur? 

Its been found that almost 80% of runners suffer from some type of running-related injury each year. The injuries caused by running are usually due to overuse, stemming from the constant force applied while you run. Running regularly could lead to a variety of injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, stress fractures, and many more. If you’re suffering from a running-related injury look no further than our team, we can provide physical medicine and rehabilitation in Suffolk County. Through our comprehensive medical services, we aim to improve your health, maximize your function, and help you regain a better quality of life.

How do I know I have a running-related injury?

Running can lead to so many different injuries. You may begin to realize you’re suffering from a running injury when you begin to experience symptoms in some of these areas:

  • Runner’s Knee: Runners’ knee is the irritation of the cartilage underneath the kneecap.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: When there is too much stress the tendon will begin to tighten.
  • Hamstring Issues: This can affect the way we bend our knees and extend our legs.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: A small tear or inflammation of the tendons in your foot.
  • Shin Splints: Aches or pain caused by tears in muscles located in your tibia.

The list for running injury symptoms goes on, but the type of treatment you should seek remains the same. Before seeing a doctor, there are a few precautions you can take:

  • Rest
  • Use ice to reduce pain and swelling
  • Use compression for control and stability
  • Elevate the injured area whenever possible
  • Stretching before heavy use

If you’re experiencing a persistent injury, physical medicine and rehabilitation in Suffolk County can help. With a belief in strength and wellness, our team is able to help our patients maintain optimal health and treat the injury.

How a physiatrist can help

Physical medicine and rehabilitation in Suffolk County is a beneficial treatment option.  Our physiatrist can help in the treatment of conditions having a direct effect on your movements. This treatment method branches out to:

    • Sports-related injury
    • Orthopedic disorders
    • Limb loss
    • Post-stroke rehab
    • Nerve/Musculoskeletal pain

How can a physical therapist help?

Physical therapy establishes goals for recovery after assessing your movement abilities. If you are experiencing lingering pain, then it could be time to seek the help of a physical therapist at our practice. By taking the next step to recovery, our physical therapist will be able to focus on the muscles surrounding your injury and help you learn new stretches and strengthening exercises to prevent future injuries in the future.

If you’re looking for high-quality medical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation in Suffolk County, contact us today to schedule an appointment. By choosing us you will not only gain a better understanding of what’s going on with your body, but we will be able to set goals to help better your health.