biomechanics

The Mystery of Running Injuries

Summer is almost here and people have already resumed running as their regular workout. It is not uncommon for people to end up injuring themselves from running. This is especially true for those new to the activity.

Running is a high-impact, repetitive activity. The stress to the joints is great because the entire body's weight plus momentum from running is on one single leg at a time. It is more than double that of walking. It is like walking, however, in that the repetitive nature places stress on the same joints again and again over time.

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