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Understanding and Preventing Common Running Injuries

by: Adam Cadez-Schmidt, MS , Taryn Cadez-Schmidt, MS and Len Kravitz, PhD

Research

Clients who run need to know the precise causes of their aches and pains.

Long-distance running continues to attract new enthusiasts throughout the world (Tonoli et al. 2010); its unique combination of benefits can help people to control their weight, improve cardiovascular function and fend off a host of chronic health problems (van Gent et al. 2007; van Middelkoop et al. 2008). But for all these advantages, running is hard on some parts of the body, often leading to lower-extremity injuries (van Middelkoop et al. 2008).

What Are Running Injuries, and How Prevalent Are They?

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 6

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About the Authors

Adam Cadez-Schmidt, MS

Adam Cadez-Schmidt, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Taryn Cadez-Schmidt, MS

Taryn Cadez-Schmidt, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was also honored as the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise.