Treadmill vs Road Running

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There are many differences when it comes to running on a treadmill vs running on the road. The running pace on a treadmill differs to the pace of a runner on a road because on a treadmill you can run faster due to getting help from the belt. This means you can get quicker time on the treadmill than you would running the same distance on the road. You won’t have to worry about the weather outside when running on a treadmill and this makes it very convenient. The incline and decline can be different too depending on the route you choose or the incline settings you set on your treadmill. Besides these basic differences, your muscles and tissue are worked differently because of the different surfaces.

A road is a lot tougher and less forgiving than a treadmill.

While running on a treadmill you have an environment that never changes. There is no change in surface, direction or need to jump for any reason. Running outdoors engages your core while a treadmill cannot offer the same type of workout. Considered a good or bad thing depending on what you’d like to get out of your training or work out. If you are coming off of an injury of some sort and are trying to stay in shape while recovering or getting back into training for a sport the treadmill would be a great solution. By getting rid of risky factors you can help prevent future re-injury. If you are an athlete coming back from an injury, the treadmill is great in gathering a more precise calculation of how fast you’re going, the traveled distance and slope or incline.

If you are training for a certain event with specific time goals the treadmill is a great way to help you set your speed and keep it. Having to manually touch a button to slow down helps you stay aware of your pace and keep it up. If you are running outside and were to get tired you would slow your pace and may not notice it.

Running on the treadmill is easier on your body than running outdoors on a road. Your joints will thank you if you decide to run on a treadmill instead of hitting the road. This is the best option for those who are returning from a lower body joint injury. You will see runners choosing to run on the softer treadmill to help with the impact on their joints when they have bad knees or are recovering from an injury.

Even though running indoors on a treadmill is safer. Running outdoors on a road gives you a new scenery and is less boring. You also have the chance to challenge your coordination and core balance. Your body is forced to work harder when you have different terrain and help with balance and strengthening your body. You may increase the risk for injury but you will challenge and allows you to become stronger.

Running on the beach requires your body to work extra hard, while having a low impact on your joints. You test your leg strength, core balance, and endurance.

Running outdoors is great because your feet and leg muscles are constantly needing to adjust to the changing surfaces because the road is never truly flat. Running on a road uses more muscles when compared to running on a treadmill but running on a treadmill is easy and effective. Walking backwards is something that can be done on a treadmill which effectively and safely allows you to add in more variety.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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