The Achilles Tendon: What Goes Wrong for Runners

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Reposted with permission from Dr. Brian Fullem. Original article posted at Podium Runner Dr. Brian Fullem practices at Elite Sports Podiatry in Clearwater, FL. He ran 14:25 for 5K while at Bucknell University. This is the continuation in a series of articles

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NSAIDs in Athletes

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by Dr. Brian Fullem The Wall Street Journal published an article stating that Tiger Woods takes Ibuprofen every time he plays golf on the advice of his Doctor. The best quote of the entire article is this: “Please don’t emulate

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Waiting on a Breakthrough

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from Giving the Glory When most people talk about having a breakthrough it’s such a positive thing; a great achievement. But we must realize that the verge of a breakthrough can feel quite the opposite. Right before a big breakthrough,

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Nutrition & Injuries

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from Run Happy, Run Fierce Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian; I received my undergraduate degree in Dietetics but never completed my internship following graduation to become a registered dietitian. When a runner is faced with an injury that

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Hamstring Syndrome Surgery-A Runner’s 4-Year Struggle with Injury

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from Giving the Glory For the last four years I’ve struggled with chronic high-hamstring pain. After trying endless treatments with no avail, I finally came across a condition known as “hamstring syndrome;” a chronic form of high hamstring tendinopathy that occurs when scar

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Beyond the Brace: 2017 Safaricom Half-Marathon

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from Sarah Runs the City After spending six LONG weeks, 24/7 in a non-weight bearing brace, I am finally free! Today I got the green light to ditch the brace and transition to crutch-assisted walking. Now the hard part really

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Stress Fractures in Runners

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Dr. Brian Fullem practices at Elite Sports Podiatry in Clearwater, FL. He ran 14:25 for 5K while at Bucknell University. This is the continuation in a series of articles by Dr. Fullem, educating us about injury care, injury prevention & other

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Sacral Stress Fractures

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When Tyler Pennel revealed, a few weeks after his brave effort in the OT marathon, that he had joined the sacral stress fracture “club” (Emily Infeld, Emma Coburn, Ryan Vail, Gabe Grunewald, Kara Goucher…to name just a few) we decided to

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Let the Games Begin!

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles It has been forever 4 months since I last raced. No matter how long you have been racing it is always nice to get in a no pressure race to shake off some

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Treating an Achilles with Tyler Pennel

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Dr. Brian Fullem practices at Elite Sports Podiatry in Clearwater, FL. He ran 14:25 for 5K while at Bucknell University. This is the continuation in a series of articles by Dr. Fullem, educating us about injury care, injury prevention & other

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