How to recognize an injury early [Video]

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Running is hard on your body. From the impact on your joints to shin splints, you need to know when it’s time to take it easy and ice versus when you need to make an appointment with your doctor about something more serious.

Physical Therapist Stacey McConnell talks with Dr. Michael J. Miller of St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine on how to spot an injury early. Sometimes spotting and treating an injury early can make all the difference in getting healed sooner. When you leave your injury alone and continue to run on it, no matter how serious it was when you first noticed the pain, you risk making it worse. As you continue training for the Honor Run Half and adding miles to your runs, keep these tips in mind so you won’t be on the sideline at your next race.

If you haven’t registered for the Honor Run Half, yet, there’s no better time than the present.