With recreational running participation at an all-time high, unfortunately more people are suffering common running injuries. In fact, it is estimated that between 65%-82% of runners will suffer an injury at some point in their career.
Most of these are overuse injuries, which arise from the repetitive stress the body is subjected to during running, which can be 1.5 to 5 times a personâ€™s body weight. The most common overuse injuries for runners are:
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) â€“ can cause burning pain in the outside of the kneecap
- Piriformis Syndrome â€“ irritation of this deep hip muscle can cause pain in the hips and butt
- Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome â€“ otherwise known as knee pain
- Shin Splints â€“ inflammation of the anterior tibialis muscle
- Plantar Fasciitis â€“ irritation of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot causes heel pain
While cross training and consistent stretching can help reduce risk of injuries and help in avoiding running injuries, the fact is that the impact, whether on a treadmill or outside, negatively affects the body over time.
So whatâ€™s a running addict to do? The good news is that the new Zero Runner replicates real running motion but without any impact â€“ unlike any fitness machine today. It supports the body and uses unique hip and knee joints that give runners the freedom to mimic their natural stride and select their pace.
Now runners can supplement their outdoor training with the Zero Runner to keep logging miles without beating up their body. Less impact means a lowered risk of injury. The Zero Runner helps with preparation for longer races, active recovery and an extended running career, and is an ideal training solution for avoiding running injuries.