Many fitness addicts would agree that a jog around the park is one of the most preferable ways to keep fit, perhaps it?s the satisfaction of reaching that extra kilometre or the accomplishment for conquering the impossible hill nearby. As a sports massage therapist, I can honestly say that regular running (5 times per week) will indeed benefit our fitness level. Though, what about the chances of injury?
The body functions on a chain like system when running, the forces and mechanics of each step are transmitted from the leg to the spine. It is this repetitive nature of running that leaves us with the following two key factors as cause of injury ?Intrinsic and Extrinsic?.
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