Hi. It's Peter Chirico, with Chirico Physical Therapy & Wellness. Today I wanted to talk to you about what causes running injuries. There are basically only three types of issues that can cause running injuries. There's structural issues, there's training issues, and there's biomechanical issues. Structural issues are what we normally treat, a lack of range of motion, a lack of strength, lack of flexibility, or pelvic correction issues. Training issues have more to do with maybe the shoe not fitting your foot properly, not being the right shoe for you, how you run or train, if you've increased your intensity or your distance too soon by not following the 10% rule. Those kinds of things.
The biomechanical issues have to do with your running gait stride. Research has shown that heel strike during a running gait greatly increases the forces up the leg to the knee into the hip and low back. Then if we shorten the stride, and have a mid-foot landing rather than a heel landing, and increase your pace, that it decreases the forces going up the leg. I hope this video has been helpful for you, and that you've learned something from it, and you can solve your running injury issue. If you have any difficulty in that process, we're here to help you. Our phone number is (909)345-3370, or you can reach us through our website at chirico physical therapy & wellness. I hope this has been helpful, and I want to thank you for your time, and wish you a good day. Bye-bye.
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