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May 26

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The 5 Most Common Running Injuries

The biggest weapon against  falling prey to a running injury is PREVENTION.  Follow a good plan, be smart about your recovery, listen to your body, and know your limitations to prevent the onset of these common injuries.  Ignoring the initial warning signs can lead to an extended break from running or worse – a chronic injury.  The top 5 most common running injuries are:

  1. achilles tendonitis
  2. chondromalacia (runner’s knee)
  3. illotibial band syndrome
  4. plantar fasciitis
  5. shinsplints.

Here is a great link describing the sings, symptoms and treatment of these overuse injuries. http://www.time-to-run.com/injuries/thebig5/index.htm


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achilles tendonitis, chondromalacia (runner's knee), illotibial band syndrome, orange county, plantar fasciitis, running coach, running injuries


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