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The Amount of injuries in Running

Running Injury Prevalence Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. Millions take part across the world due to the benefits and enjoyment it brings. However.. 'of runners can suffer 27-70% an injury every year. So.How? and. Injuries: Why! Most Injured areas: Well there a number of 1. Knee (42%) 2. Foot (16.9%) factors that can increase injury risk. 3. Lower Limb (12.8%) These include: 4. Low Back (3.4%) Training errors (eg/high mileage) 2 Previous Injury (Taunton et al, 2002) 1. Knee (7-50%) 2. Foot (5-58%) 3. Lower Limb (9-32%) 3 Systematic factors (eg. gender/age) 4. Upper leg (3.4%-38%) (Van gent et al, 2007) Impact Forces Common Injuries: Stress Fracture 5 Biomechanical issues OsteoArthritis Plantar Fasciitis MTSS (Shin Splints) Patella Issues IT Band Syndrome Achilles Tendonopathy References: 1 Taunton et al (2002) A retrospective case-control analysis of 2002 running injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine; Vol 36, 95-101 2. Van Gent et al (2007) 'Incidence and determinants of lower extremity running injuries in long distance runners: A systematic review', BJOSM; Vol 41 (8) pp 469- 480 3. Hreljac (2004) 'Impact and Overuse Injuries in runners', MSSE, Vol. 36 (5) pp 845-849 4. Hreljac et al. (2000) Evaluation of lower extremity overuse injury potential in runners, MSSE Vol 32(9): 1635-1641

The Amount of injuries in Running

shared by ciaranmckenna on Jun 21
This infographic describes the injury prevalence in running and goes on to state the most common injuries and how they occur.



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