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Topic: Ankle and Knee Injuries
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Posted By: dpoland Posted: Mar 16, 2007 Reply
Many ankle and knee injuries can be traced back to a persons' gait. If you are a person that frequently finds them self nursing some type of chronic injury, it could be your gait. It is amazing the difference a person will have in respects to the quality of his/her runs when his/her gait is professionally examined and corrected. My best advice to anyone who seems to be in this boat is to contact an experienced Licensed Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist for a gait analysis. If anyone has questions please feel free to e-mail me at dave@betterhealthpro.com.
Happy Runnings
Posted By: drkiper Posted: Aug 14, 2007 Reply
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Your gait is determined by your developmental postural complex. In other words "it grows on you".

Injuries such as yours are due to overpronation over a lifetime. Every step adds up until the area of your bio-mechanical weakness accumulates and you begin to feel pain.

Certainly running compounds it, if you stopped running the problem may or may not go away. But unless you address the underlying cause of your injury you are vulnerable to the same injury or new ones over your lifetime.