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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About the Authors

Adam Cadez-Schmidt, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

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 w...

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