Trail running injury risks
This is a summary of the insights from the research paper "Trail running injury risk factors: a living systematic review".
What are the most common injury risks in trail running? 🤔
ℹ️ So far, limited studies have investigated the injury risk factors in trail running. These researchers conducted a review of already existing studies and found the following:
- The foot/toe, followed by the ankle, and hip/groin are the most commonly injured body areas.
- Blisters, followed by joint sprains, and tendinopathies are the most common pathology types reported in trail running.
- An injury incidence range 0.7–61.2 injuries/1000 hours of running
❓ On top of these insights, there are a few factors that runners can partially take care of themselves and together with a specialist. A few important extrinsic risk factors are the following:
- Neglecting warm-up
- No specialized running plan
- Training on asphalt
- Double training sessions per day
- Physical labor occupations
❗ In the Hylyght platform, there are specific screenings for beginner long-distance runners and for expert long-distance runners. We’re following the latest research to implement new screenings for injury risk factors.