Running Injuries That Breed More Injuries

It’s no surprise that people tend to think about things more – and also overthink them – after getting afflicted with an ailment, injury, or other life issue. When someone close to you dies, it’s only natural to think about your own mortality. Similarly, after being hospitalized for an illness, it’s easy to worry whether you have truly recovered and whether the illness will return. This fear is only accentuated when there are more reminders of your ordeal. For example, if you were to sit in on the full diagnostic, Medical Billing And Coding practices after being sidelined with a disease, it makes sense that you probably would tend to think about it even more.

This can also occur on a less traumatic level for those who exercise regularly or play competitive sports. In this category, the reminders of a past injury are even more lasting when the sport involves a repetitive motion that keeps placing stress on the spot of the injury. For this reason, runners in particular have a hard time psychologically shaking off an injury that occurred at some point in the recent past. If you were sidelined for months with tendonitis in your left foot, you’ll probably feel pretty good when you first start coming back, so long as you’re truly healthy. But you’ll also run on the foot more gingerly, pay closer attention to it, and – consequently – be more likely to conjure a new injury into existence. It’s understandable: if our body sustained an injury while performing a certain motion, it would make sense that it is susceptible whenever that motion is repeated.