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This text was written to help runners put an end to nagging overuse injuries and continue running safely and successfully. Showing how to diagse, care for, and rehabilitate 31 specific overuse injuries, it also provides useful advice on how to prevent these injuries from occurring. The author first reviews eight important risk factors seen as the primary causes of overuse injuries. Next, he outlines a programme for injury prevention that addresses these risk factors. The illustrated program includes 11 stretching and nine strengthening exercises for the lower body and 14 conditioning exercises for the back. The book explains how runners can diagse and care for overuse injuries. After giving general guidelines for both self- and doctor-prescribed treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, it probvides information on 31 specific overuse injuries. Readers will learn how to identify, treat and rehabilitate injuries to the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, hip, pelvis, groin and back. The last two chapters discuss special concers for women runners and nutritional needs of runners. The book also features helpful illustrations and photographs as informative sidebars on topics as diverse as self-testing for muscle imbalances and coping with allergies.