Top 5 Women-Specific Running Injuries

As a runner, your performance is dependent on a delicate balance between periods of intensive training and recovery. It's a balance that allows for optimal musculoskeletal adaptations, which helps you thrive off your training and prevents injuries. Failure to allow for adequate recovery between training sessions makes it difficult for the body to repair itself and can eventually lead to overuse injuries. Women have a greater predisposed risk to certain injuries due to mechanical, hormonal and nutritional factors. Here are the most common women-specific running injuries, with details on the causes, symptoms and treatments.

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