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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, Plantar Fasciitis, foot MRI, Boston Marathon, MRI, runner's injury