Background: Running is a popular activity which is associated with unchanged injury levels since the development of the modern running shoe in the 1970s.
Method: This paper provides an evidence based overview of the more common running injuries encountered in practice, the mechanical and technique deficiencies associated with running injuries and describes the different types of foot striking patterns. Conclusion: It is important for primary care physicians to be aware of the injuries a runner presents with, why these injuries occur and the role foot striking plays in the injury process.
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