Published : Monday, 11 Feb 2013, 1:05 PM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A common health related New Year's resolution that many people make is to run a 5K. While there are many couch to 5K programs that will help you properly train, some people just hit the treadmill and don't think about safely achieving their goals. Dr. Matthew Axtman, a Sports Medicine Specialist with Spectrum Health has advice for training and completing a 5K successfully.
Running Injury Prevention:
Common Running Related Injuries:
If pain develops and lasts for more than a couple of days seek out medical attention. Injuries can be caused by improper conditioning, increasing speeds too quickly, poor technique and mechanics.
For more information on sports related injuries contact Dr. Dr. Matthew Axtman at the Spectrum Health Sports Medicine offer at Spectrum Health.
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