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Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte

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YAMATO, Tiê Parma; SARAGIOTTO, Bruno Tirotti  and  LOPES, Alexandre Dias. Prevalence of pain in runners at the time in which precede the beginning of the race. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Esporte (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.2, pp. 475-482. ISSN 0101-3289.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32892011000200013.

The participation in running has increase significantly motivated by the health benefits, easy execution and low cost. The aims of this study were to calculate the prevalence of presence of musculoskeletal pain in recreational runners immediately before a race and discuss the some hypothesis of it. The participants were divided into two groups. The first one composed for runners with musculoskeletal pain complaints and the other group without any complaints. We found a statistical relationship when compare the number of training per week (p=0,03) and weekly distance (p=0,01). We conclude that prevalence of pain was about 25% and was directly associated with weekly training volume.

Keywords : Running; pain; prevalence; sports.

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