Advice to avoid old injury

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22/02/2009 at 12:06

Hi,

 I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of my treadmill next week and intend to run 3 times a week.  However, I am worried that running might bring back some old injuries so would like advice as to whether I should wear support bandages or something else.

 Several years ago I used to run 3 times a week at my local gym and developed a knee injury.  It used to give way and feel stiff and painful at times.  I had an x-ray which did not suggest any bone injury so it was never diagnosed as any specific injury.  The injury healed as I gave up running when I got pregnant.

 Then 2 years ago I started Kixa Self Defence classes.  This is a great all over body workout which also teaches you skills in punching and kicking.  The majority of the lesson is conducted on tiptoes.  Last summer I developed plantar faciitis and had to take 6months away from classes to allow it to heal.  I have been back for 6months now and do the lesson on flat feet to avoid the injury returning.  So far, the injury has not returned.

 So should I be worried that either my knee or my plantar  injury may return by running on a treadmill?  ARe there any precautionary steps I should take to avoid these injuries returning? 

 Thanks.


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