oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - A review of overuse injuries in runners

Volume 6, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Many factors may interact in predisposing a runner to an overuse injury. All of these factors need to be borne in mind when assessing such an athlete. A detailed biomechanical examination which includes an assessment of leg length, muscle flexibility and muscle strength is therefore essential before the relevant treatment can be given.

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