Prevalence of Orthopedic Injuries in Amateur Runners in the Municipality of Gurupi-To

Kaio da Rocha Silva

University of Gurupi - UnirG, Tocantins, Brazil.

Kelly Cristina Nunes Silva Cassimiro

University of Gurupi - UnirG, Tocantins, Brazil.

Warly Neves de Araujo *

University of Gurupi - UnirG, Tocantins, Brazil.

Márcio Araújo de Almeida

Health Sciences from UFT, Tocantins, Brazil.

Thais Bezerra de Almeida

Public Health, Tocantins, Brazil.

Cassia Alves de Carvalho Noleto

Intensive Physical Therapy, Tocantins, Brazil.

Agrinazio Geraldo Nascimento Neto

Biotechnology from UFT, Tocantins, Brazil.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: This study investigated the characteristics of orthopedic injuries in amateur runners, aiming to understand the factors that influence them.

Study Design: The research was conducted through a field study with a descriptive approach, combining quantitative and qualitative analysis of the collected data.

Place and Duration of Study: Data collection was carried out during the months of March and April 2024, in the city of Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil.

Methodology: Using a quantitative approach, the responses of 103 participants regarding injury diagnoses, rest practices, behaviors during running, and frequency of fatigue were analyzed.

Results: Of the participants who responded to the questionnaire, 76 (74%) are male, while 27 (26%) are female. Of the 103 participants in the survey, 58 (56.3%) answered that they had not suffered any running-related orthopedic injury. However, the other 45 participants (43.7%) reported a variety of orthopedic injuries resulting from the practice of this sport. The results revealed a diversity of training practices and individual experiences, highlighting the lack of direct association between increased training volume and the occurrence of injuries. The research also identified different approaches to increasing pace/speed and distance during races, suggesting the need for individualized training programs.

Conclusion: This study highlights the complexity of the factors involved in orthopedic injuries related to road running and highlights the importance of personalized strategies in the prevention and treatment of these injuries, contributing to a safer and more sustainable sports practice for amateur runners.

Keywords: Orthopedic injuries, amateur runners, prevention


How to Cite

Silva, Kaio da Rocha, Kelly Cristina Nunes Silva Cassimiro, Warly Neves de Araujo, Márcio Araújo de Almeida, Thais Bezerra de Almeida, Cassia Alves de Carvalho Noleto, and Agrinazio Geraldo Nascimento Neto. 2024. “Prevalence of Orthopedic Injuries in Amateur Runners in the Municipality of Gurupi-To”. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology 43 (6):129-41. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2024/v43i64393.

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