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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Running-related injuries in youths ages 6-18 are on rise

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The number of running-related injuries suffered by American children and teenagers has increased dramatically, according to a study published in the February issue of the journal Clinical Pediatrics.

Between 1994 and 2007, running-related injuries suffered by youths ages 6 to 18 increased by 34 percent, according to the study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

"The injuries that you see most are mainly just contusions and strains and sprains," said Edward Snell, director of the Primary Sports Medicine Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital and the head team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates. "Ankle sprains are the most common."

 

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