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Running on roads can put a lot of strain and stress on a person’s body, but when runners want to take it up a notch or two, they may consider trail running. Trail running is almost the same as road running, yet the difference is you’re running through the heart of nature; mountains, rugged terrain, running over rocks, mud, grass and on some occasions snow. The strain and stress on your body that comes with trail running can cause injuries that require rehabilitation. Park Physical Therapy, an office of Physical Therapy in Massapequa, can help treat these injuries. Our expert physicians and great facility and are able to provide quality care for patients, helping you get back on that trail!

Injuries Caused by Trail Running 

While running the trails through the mountains and woods, runners will often experience a buildup of pressure on their lower back, their feet, and everything in between. Many injuries are caused due to the uneven surfaces and the rapid incline and decline of the sport, as well as a shock to your joints and muscles. Some injuries that can require medical attention as a result of trail running include the following:

  • Lower back pain.                           
  • Runners Knee.                              
  • ITB and hip pain.                          
  • Stress fractures.  
  • Cramping. 
  • Sprained Ankle. 
  • Plantar Fasciitis. 
  • Achilles Tendonitis. 

Treating trail running injuries with Physical Therapy in Massapequa

If any of the above injuries occur and are not treated in an appropriate manner, the injury can get worse and potentially lead to further complications. Unfortunately, these injuries may leave you sidelined and unable to participate in physical activity. Inversely, if the injuries are minor, there are some home remedies that can be utilized to help heal your pain including some of the following: 

  • Taping your injured ankle. 
  • Stretching before and after your run.
  • Don’t increase your mileage. 
  • Make sure to have appropriate footwear. 

How Physical Therapy in Massapequa can help

When a major injury occurs while trail running, the best way to treat these injuries is by seeing a physical therapist that will help you get back to full health. Here at Park Physical Therapy in Massapequa, we have an amazing staff of physicians and a great facility that is offered to the Long Island/Nassau County community. Some of the exercises that can help lead to a faster recovery include a few of the following:

  • Stretching and strengthening using stability balls.
  • Resistance band. 
  • Bodyweight exercises. 
  • Foam rollers.

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Park Physical Therapy can help with a variety of injuries and getting you back on your feet and running again. We work with a diverse team of therapists to ensure you get the correct treatment for your injury which will lead to a healthy and fast recovery. With same-day care, we make it easier for you to get the attention you need for your injuries. Make an appointment for your physical therapy in Massapequa and start your road to recovery.