Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Encourages Safe Running

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COLUMBIA - The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute says 65-75% of runners will be injured at some point in time. To combat this statistic, surgeons and therapists held a seminar Thursday to educate the public on safe running techniques.

The seminar, "Knowledge Now: The Lifelong Runner - Protecting Your Body Mile After Mile," was open to all ages and abilities. In addition to safe running tips, experts also explained the latest surgical and non-operative treatments for common injuries.

A major tip experts suggested is not to ignore pain and to follow the RICE technique: rest, ice, compress, elevate. If pain persists, they say to seek professional help before more invasive treatment is needed.

Due to the seminar being completely full, the institute will hold a second session December 12 at 7 p.m. Those hoping to attend should call (573)-882-3104 to reserve a space.