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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.