How long should I rest after a running injury?

If you have an injury, it's important to take a break and give your body time to heal. Exactly how long you should rest depends on the type and severity of your injury.

For a minor injury like a bruise or strain, you should typically take a few days to a week off. During this time, you should rest and possibly cool the affected area. Once you feel better, you can slowly start exercising again.

For more serious injuries, such as a torn muscle fiber or a broken bone, the rest period can last several weeks or even months. Here it is important that you seek advice from a doctor or physiotherapist and listen to their advice.

In general, take the time your body needs to heal. Even though it's hard, it's better to rest a few weeks longer than to start training again too soon and injure yourself again.