Injuries effecting endurance sports are generally the result of the repeated ‘submaximal’ loading. This is loading which isn’t large enough to tear a muscle or break a bone but leads to a gradual breakdown of tissue. These injuries generally progress from a mild onset, which is often disregarded, to having a progressively greater impact on continued activity and pain at rest.
The factors that influence the development of over-use injuries can be broadly classified into three categories:
• Biomechanical issues
• Technical issues and
• Training Errors