Injury prevention

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This study aimed to determine the gait characteristics that easily induce ITBS and explore the gait changes after the occurrence of ITBS. 30 healthy male runners participated in our study, 15 in ITBS and control group respectively. All participants underwent two gait trials, namely, before the first day of their routine running and after 8 weeks. After 8 weeks of running, the ITBS group exhibited greater peak anterior pelvic tilt and hip flexion angle than the control group. The ITBS group showed increased peak trunk inclination angle, whereas the control group demonstrated lower peak hip flexion and peak hip adduction than those at the beginning of running. Decreased peak hip flexion and peak hip adduction angle was a gait adjustment strategy that could be used to avoid ITBS occurrence. Excessive trunk posture and pelvic activity during running are also ITBS risk factors.