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Med Clin North Am. 2014 Jul;98(4):851-68, xiii. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2014.03.008. Epub 2014 May 9.

The injured runner.

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1
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA; Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA. Electronic address: gpujalte@hmc.psu.edu.
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Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA; Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.

Abstract

Running is often recommended by physicians to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As more individuals participate in running-related activities, clinicians must be increasingly aware of common injuries. Training errors leading to overuse are the most common underlying factors in most running-related injuries. Clinicians need to keep in mind that the presenting injury is frequently the result of an inability to compensate for a primary dysfunction at another site. Although imaging may be helpful in differentiating among diagnoses with similar clinical presentations, a detailed history and physical examination are essential in making a correct diagnosis.

KEYWORDS:

Achilles tendinopathy; Compartment syndrome; Injury; Lower extremity; Medial tibial stress syndrome; Running; Stress fractures

PMID:
24994056
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2014.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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