Shields Health Care Group Blog

Spring runners: Beware increased mileage. MRI and Patellar Tendonitis.

Posted by Mary Scanlan

With the start of spring, there one thing New Englanders always look forward to: warmer weather. And if you’re a runner, that means the end of treadmill season!  As the Boston Marathon approaches, many runners will be pushing themselves to hit the pavement and squeeze in those extra training miles. This may seem like a good idea, but you could be setting yourself up for one of the most common runner’s injuries: patellar tendonitis, or “jumper’s knee”.

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Tags: Boston Marathon, sports

Marathon Aftermath: MRI for Runner's Injury, Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Lisa Campisi

For spectators and fans, the 118th Boston Marathon ended yesterday; but for many runners, the 26.2 mile run-of-a-lifetime will stay with them for weeks - even months- through the pain of injury. In fact, incidence rates for injuries reported for athletes training for marathons can be as high as 90%! Of those,about 15% of all running injuries strike the foot. This is not too surprising since each step, our feet absorb several times our body weight.  One common runner’s injury is Plantar Fasciitis.

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Tags: foot injury, foot MRI, Boston Marathon, MRI, sports