Leg mechanics, training conditions may predict Achilles pain in runners

By Emily Delzell Investigators at the University of Tuebingen in Germany have identified alterations in lower leg mechanics and higher impacts caused by “fast” training conditions (e.g., interval training sessions, competitions) as potential risk factors for Achilles tendon pain in runners. The German research­ers recruited runners aged 18 to 55 years with no running injuries in the last six months and performed clinical exams, isometric strength measurements, and 3D kinematic analysis. Participants were asked to keep a training diary weekly for one year and investigators repeated testing if a runner sustained a running- related overuse injury.

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Leg mechanics, training conditions may predict Achilles pain in runners

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