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Male runners and pelvic instability

Male runners and pelvic instability

Research has  shown that females have a greater tendency to core instability than males, which may predispose females to greater incidence of lower extremity injury. One group of researchers found that female athletes displayed significantly decreased hip external rotation and side bridge strength measures compared with their male counterparts.

 However pelvic instability is very common in male athletes and runners.

Osteitis pubis (OP) is a debilitating overuse syndrome characterizing by pelvic pain and local tenderness over the pubic symphysis commonly encountered in athletes often involved in kicking, twisting and cutting activities in sports such as soccer and rugby and to a lesser degree distance running. It is a common source of groin pain in elite athletes attributable to pubis sympysis instability as the result of microtrauma caused by repetitive muscle strains on pubic bones.


Pelvic control is an important yet overlooked area for many runners. While running, stabilization and alignment of the lower extremity are important factors that translate to better performance and a reduced likelihood of injury. Lack of stability and poor control of the pelvis can create a myriad of running-related injuries from the lower back all the way to the foot. That's why it deserves your fullest attention to be the best runner you can be. Get your Supacore Coretech here.  Not to mention it's so important to optimize running form and performance.

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