ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon – are you ready?

If you have done all your training according to our experts,you should now be in the rest phase of your race day prep. You should have trained for the past two or three months with a buddy or a running group. You should have measured your “sweat rate,” know what it is and how to manage it. Your body should be well-nourished.

All you need to do now is wake up very early on Sunday morning, get yourself to the American Airlines Arena and start running!

What if you feel an unusual pain that lasts for a long time or you pull a muscle? Should you work through it or should you seek professional help?

Jorge Giral, Physical therapist with Doctors Hospital Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
Meet Jorge Giral, a physical therapist with Doctors Hospital Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Sometimes injuries do happen despite your best efforts, so be prepared and know what to do. As a physical therapist and rehabilitation specialist, Jorge recommends you practice RICE:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation (at the first sign of injury)
  • If your symptoms have not improved significantly within 48-72 hours, Jorge recommends that you make an appointment with your primary care physician or orthopedic specialist.

    “Most injuries are due to a poor training regiment, overuse or over-stress, and can be corrected with conservative management,” he said. “With the new, advanced technologies, recovery time has been reduced and patients can be brought back to good health a lot faster.”

    So if you experience anything unusual and you don’t know what to do, find the answer at Baptist Health South Florida. As the proud sponsor of Wellness Wednesdays on WSVN7, we have produced a series of interviews and tips from marathoners, medical experts and sports professionals who will show you how to accomplish your goals and kick off the new year for a healthier, happier and more active you!

    The series, which began December 13, will continue until the ING Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 27. Many of the people you will meet throughout the series are “regular” people who made a resolution to become healthy and enjoy a better lifestyle.

    Have a good run, and – just in case – remember RICE: – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation!

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