FREEHOLD, N.J., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With marathon season on the way, Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute of New Jersey (AOSMI) is urging runners to exercise extra caution as they amp up their training. As one of the premier orthopedic and sports medicine practices in the region, AOSMI representatives state that they are committed to ensuring runners in Monmouth County have a safe and successful spring. The organization encourages awareness of seasonal hazards, including the potentially dangerous conditions posed by El Nino.
"Spring is a vulnerable time for many runners. As many runners relax their routines in winter, they need to remember to take things slow to avoid over exertion as they start training again. Plus, wet weather leads to slippery sidewalks and trails, setting the stage for slips and falls that can quickly sideline athletes. Obviously, running offers some fantastic benefits to your health and wellbeing--just take extra care this season to make sure the risks don't outweigh those benefits," says AOSMI's Dr. Michael J. Greller, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and President of AOSMI.
AOSMI representatives note that there are a number of injuries associated with running in hazardous conditions or without adequate preparedness, including stress fractures, sprains, runner's knee, and plantar fasciitis. Some of these injuries can lead to long-term health problems without proper treatment. To avoid injury, AOSMI advises runners: to avoid running outdoors in inclement weather or when roads are slippery from precipitation, to make sure they are wearing appropriate, supportive footwear, to stay hydrated and well nourished, and to take training slowly so as to avoid pushing too hard in an effort to prepare for events like marathons. AOSMI also urges runners to schedule at minimum a wellness check before training to check for any issues, including heart problems, which could impact training.
For runners who want extra support, or are interested in more competitive training, AOSMI offers sports specific programs. These include lab testing to provide optimal dietary and training recommendations, body mechanics testing to help identify inefficiencies and incongruities in gait, and sports specific exercise programs to help athletes cross train effectively.
To learn more about how to become a safer and more skilled runner, AOSMI encourages athletes to visit the patient education portal at http://advancedorthosports.com/patient-education/. Advanced Orthopedics is also active on Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/AdvancedOrthoSports and http://twitter.com/OrthopedicsNJ.
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