The injured runner

George G A Pujalte, Matthew L. Silvis

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Abstract

Running is often recommended by physicians to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As more individuals participate in running-related activities, clinicians must be increasingly aware of common injuries. Training errors leading to overuse are the most common underlying factors in most running-related injuries. Clinicians need to keep in mind that the presenting injury is frequently the result of an inability to compensate for a primary dysfunction at another site. Although imaging may be helpful in differentiating among diagnoses with similar clinical presentations, a detailed history and physical examination are essential in making a correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-868
Number of pages18
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume98
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Injury
  • Lower extremity
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Running
  • Stress fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Pujalte, G. G. A., & Silvis, M. L. (2014). The injured runner. Medical Clinics of North America, 98(4), 851-868. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2014.03.008