In both cases we are talking about a condition that promotes poor pelvic alignment. The repetitive nature of distance running will amplify this fault, and thus place the runner at heightened injury risk in BOTH legs.
BTW, leg-length discrepancy is very often a misnomer. In many cases, a misaligned pelvis and lower spine can draw up one hip higher than the other and mimic a leg-length condition. It is very important for this to be differentiated.
Q: which leg would would be more susceptible to injury first if he/she were running on an uneven surface where the left side of the surface was higher than the right side of the surface?
A: The higher leg is typically more susceptible to injuries such as shin splints and stress fractures, the lower leg often more susceptible to ITB syndrome.
Q: which leg would be more injury prone if his/her left leg was slightly longer than his/her right leg?
A: The left leg would be more susceptible to shin splints and stress fractures, the right leg more susceptible to ITB syndrome.
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