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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: knee MRI, jumper's knee, Boston Marathon, dr. Katz, Dr. Ketan Patel, runner injury, runner's injury