EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF SPANISH RECREATIONAL RUNNERS

Javier Rueda, Archit Navandar, Carlos Garcia, Gonzalo Torres, David Chorro, Albaladejo R, Villanueva R, Enrique Navarro

Abstract


The objective of this study was to analyze how different training aspects and biological factors in running affect the probability of suffering an injury and which muscles and joints are more susceptible to develop an injury. A total of 408 subjects, 206 cases and 202 controls, participated in the investigation. The inferior body was more prone to an injury, especially the muscles and tendons associated with the knee and the shank. Several characteristics of the runner and his/her training habits like the sex, age, experience, motivation and mileage have an impact on the injury risk. This information is very useful because biomechanists and coaches can design programs to improve the technique of the runners and reduce the risk of an injury.

Keywords


injury risk; statistical analysis; epidemiology

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ISSN 1999-4168