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Tendonitis – inflammation of the tendon- is not uncommon whenever exercise overload is applied at too fast of a rate.
While many of us are anxious to progress and improve, our bodies can only take so much stress. Unfortunately, an exercise like running is a weight-bearing and high-impact activity there is a lot more connective tissue trauma than with other cardiovascular activities like cycling, rowing, or even walking.
Ice is one of the best therapies both pre- and post-workout. Stretching and muscle balancing exercises might also be recommended as long as they don't create any additional stress or pain.
When you experience this type of injury take it easy for a day or two (jog with limited intensity or find a non-impact activity) before getting back out at full speed.
As long as you don't over stress the area in time it will strengthen and accommodate the stress.
Written by Dr. Sternlicht for www.jeffshealthclub.com on 3.07.06