The Anatomy and Biomechanics of Running

  • Terry L. Nicola
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    Corresponding author. UIC Sports Medicine Center, 839 West Roosevelt Avenue, Suite #102, Chicago, IL 60608
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    UIC Sports Medicine Center, 839 West Roosevelt Avenue, Suite #102, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

    Family Medicine Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
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  • David J. Jewison
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    MacNeal Sports Medicine, 125 East 13th Street 615, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Published:December 19, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csm.2011.10.001
      The study of the biomechanics of running refers to understanding the structure, function, and capability of the lower extremities and overall kinetic chain that allow a human to run. Although no two individuals share identical anatomy, strength, or proprioceptive qualities, there are many similarities to understand regarding the role of each individual's running cycle to diagnose and treat injuries that occur from running. This article discusses the anatomy of the lower extremity as it relates to the ability to run, the running gait cycle, and abnormal anatomy and biomechanics related to running injuries.

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