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Running and related injuries
Mention injuries and many a runner would have their own tale(s) of woe to share.

Because of its high-impact nature, running injuries can happen to anyone – from low mileage beginners to experienced ultramarathon athletes. Some of the most common running injuries such as "runner's knee" (pain in the knee), shin splints, pulled muscles (especially the hamstring), twisted ankles, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB), plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis are associated with running.

In this issue we look at Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB), which is one of the most common injuries physiotherapists get to deal with – especially this time of the year.

All the best,

The South African Society of Physiotherapy

Only persons with degrees obtained at institutions approved in terms of the Higher Education Act may call themselves physiotherapists, whether the work is performed on animals, humans, or in any field of interest.

We would like to thank the Sport SIG for information used in this newsletter.

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What is ITB?
The month of April is usually the period when Comrades Marathon runners do their “long runs”, which unfortunately may also increase the incidence of overuse injuries, such as ITB. Read more...
Treatment for ITB
A thorough evaluation by a physiotherapist will ensure that the cause of the injury is identified before treatment is prescribed. Read more...
Tips when choosing a physiotherapist
Veteran Comrades athlete Nikki Campbell shares some of the most valuable lessons she has learnt from many years of running. Read more...
How to prevent injuries
Seven tips from physiotherapists to help minimise injuries.
The lighter side of life
Laughter is life's best medicine. 

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