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  • up to 70 per cent of recreational and competitive runners sustain overuse injuries during any 12-month period.
  • 40-50% in competitive runners, 17-18% in sprinters will develop Achilles' tendonitis with risk of rupture
  • runners who strike the forefoot put 20% more forces through the ankle and Achilles' tendon with increased risk of Achilles' tendonitis, foot fractures and plantar fasciitis 1)
  • in comparison, runners who are heel strikers put 16% greater load through the knee increasing knee injury risk
sports_injuries.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/23 13:10 by

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