Risk factors for overuse injuries in runners

What's the difference between those who get injured and those who don't?

Recreational running is a popular choice of physical exercise, but it is also associated with high rates of musculoskeletal injuries.

There are numerous proposed causes of overuse injuries in running, including high forces applied to the lower limb, training history, injury history and physiological factors (e.g., lower limb flexibility and strength).

This 2-year prospective cohort study sought to find out which factors stood out between those who were injured compared with those uninjured.


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