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Maintenance and Recovery for Runners

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Maintaining and knowing what options you have to treat your foot problems is very important, especially if you are a runner as your foot health incorporates with your whole body. If you do decide to perform physical activity such as running, look out for symptoms such as pain or fatigue, as it is your body telling you that there is something wrong or that you need to recover and rest. To help with the recovery period, cryotherapy also known as cold compression therapy, has been shown to be an effective treatment to help speed up the recovery period, reduce inflammation and reduce muscle soreness. This treatment allows you to recover quicker and continue with your normal running routines.

In addition, if you do experience any foot-related issues that runners may experience, such as stress fractures or plantar fasciitis, studies have shown the effectiveness of this treatment to help with pain and recovery. Local cryotherapy in the foot can increase circulation to the area by up to 4 times, which allows 4 times the amount of oxygen, nutrients, and repair cells to access the affected tissues.

Get yourself booked in at MSK Doctors for in person cold compression treatment sessions if you do experience any foot-related symptoms or issues. Alternatively, you can rent or buy our cryotherapy devices if you do wish to bring it home and use it at your convenience.

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