|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.
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The South African Society of Physiotherapy
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