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Mistakes often made training for a Marathon Mar 28th, 2022

7 Major Marathon Mistakes   Most marathoners don't have the right time goal. Runners new to the Marathon need to realize that if they train correctly their marathon pace will be about 48 seconds per mile slower than current 5-K capability, 32 seconds slower than 10-K pacing, and 16 seconds...

Overuse injuries in Runners Mar 23rd, 2022

Hello, my name is Dr. John Senatore. I am a runner, marathoner and Podiatrist at the Union Memorial Sports Medicine Center. Running a marathon is not an easy task. You must be committed to your training program putting in the appropriate time and mileage. If you enter a marathon under...

Ten Laws (and Myths) of Running Injuries Jan 2nd, 2021

Law 1 - Injuries are not an act of God. Sport injuries fall into two categories: Intrinsic and Extrinsic risk factors. Running injuries are all classified as Intrinsic. Intrinsic risk factors: Previous injuries- may signal repeated errors in training or technique Level of conditioning - strength + conditioning Abnormal Biomechanics...

When Heel pain is not in the Heel: Plantar fasciitis or Tarsal Tunnel? Jan 1st, 2021

The literature on heel pain consistently notes that about 85 percent of the cases will respond to conservative care. When it comes to unresponsive cases, one should consider the possibility of tarsal tunnel or the entrapment of one or more of the nerves in this region prior to proceeding with...

When Heel Pain Fails to "Heal" Jan 1st, 2021

I have been in practice for more than 35 years and plantar fasciitis (heel pain) is the most common complaint that walks into my office. The greatest contributor to heel pain is plantar fasciitis, an injury to the fascial band that attaches to the heel bone. Early onset plantar fasciitis...