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What’s the psychological impact of running injury?

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After a running injury, it’s common to focus on the physical effects like loss of strength, range or fitness but the psychological impact is often ignored.

When you consider that many runners run for the mental health benefits and their social life may also revolve around their sport this oversight is a bit surprising!

New research from @BMaschke and colleagues has studied psychological distress, mood and fear-avoidance following running injury. We’ve discussed this and its clinical implications in our video below including key questions to ask injured runners, setting realistic expectations and the importance of developing alternative coping strategies.

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