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80% of running injuries are caused by repetitive stress.

 

80% of running injuries are caused by repetitive stress.


Although running has its benefits, too much running can sometimes cause problems.

Over 80% of injuries caused by running are due to repetitive stress.

This is when a minor injury develops but isn’t really noticed or doesn’t cause too much pain. Therefore it is easily ignored.

Unfortunately, the injury doesn’t have time to recover or heal and gradually worsens.

These types of injuries include sprained ankles, shin splints, hamstring injuries, and fractures or hairline cracks.

Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral syndrome, is a general term that refers to pain in the front of your knee or around your kneecap. It’s a common overuse injury in sports that involve running or jumping.

Weakness in your hips or the muscles around your knee can put you at a higher risk of developing runner’s knee.

Runner’s knee can cause pain that:

  • is dull and can be felt in one or both knees
  • ranges from mild to very painful
  • gets worse with prolonged sitting or exercise
  • gets worse when jumping, climbing stairs, or squatting

This type of injury may also cause cracking or popping sounds after prolonged periods of being stationary.

A doctor can often diagnosis runner’s knee with a physical exam but may recommend an X-ray to rule out other conditions. A physical therapist can give you a specific treatment plan to treat a runner’s knee injury.

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