What problems can come from having a bad stance or gait when running?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video, Jay Dicharry, director of the SPEED Performance Clinic and the Motion Analysis Lab Coordinator at the University of Virginia Health System, discusses what problems can come from having a bad stance or gait when running.

    Host: What problems can come from having a bad stance or gait when running?

    Jay Dicharry: Our bodies go through numerous loading cycles when we run. It's important to realize that we need to attenuate to control those forces throughout every stance period. If we have an improper gait, we tend to put too much force and too much load through those muscles, tendons and ligaments too fast and then some things kind of breakdown.

    Typically, we see entries in running most likely to the knee, but we also have injuries such as shin splints in the lower leg, lower back pain. Even neck pain can be responsible for improper running technique. To watch the other segments in this video series or for how to videos on almost any other topic, visit monkeysee.

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