Dr Kevin Lee was on Kiss92 FM to address questions from listeners of the radio station. One of them raised up the question of common running injuries in Singapore. Dr Lee shared that running injuries occur most commonly on the knee, foot and ankle. Some may also get back injuries if they already have existing back problems.
The common running injuries can be categorised into traumatic or overuse. Traumatic injuries occur from falls and impacts, whilst overuse injuries occur from wear and tear overtime. Some of the common overuse injuries are:
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (pain on the outside of the knee)
- Patella And Quadriceps Tendinitis (pain in front of the knee)
- Plantar fasciitis (pain at the bottom of the heel)
- Achilles tendonitis (pain at the back of the heel)
Dr Lee also pointed out that many of the running injuries in Singapore stem from overexertion in impatient runners. Improper footwear is much less of an issue here with the easy accessibility of running shoes.