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Marathon Monday Runner's Injury: Achilles Tendonitis & MRI

Posted by Mary Scanlan


The city of Boston will soon be flooded with runners who have been diligently training for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Most runners will be feeling excited that the day has finally arrived – but there will also be some who are dreading it, as they are dealing with the common running injury Achilles tendonitis.

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Tags: achilles tendon, orthopedic MRI, foot MRI, foot injury, ankle injry, ankle mri

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