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Overuse injuries in Runners

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 trained, I can guarantee that you will not cross the finish line.

 If you overtrain for a marathon there is a good chance that you will never make it to the starting line. The reason: overuse injury.


This graph shows that overtraining will cause a decrease in performance and an icreased chance of injury

Most runners have suffered with an overuse injury at some point in their running career. Overuse injuries are a direct result of repeated micro-trauma to the muscles, joints and bones to the lower extremities. If the body has time to rest, the tissues will recover. Without rest, microtrauma develops. Repeated microtrauma ultimately causes clinical injury.

If you are suffering with painful knees, shins, ankles or feet. Come visit us at one of our two offices.

Let us help you cross that finish line

Have a great run!!

Dr John R Senatore Dr. Senatore graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, California, and completed his surgical residency program in Baltimore, Maryland. He immediately joined the medical staff at Union Memorial Hospital, also in Baltimore, and still serves as chief of Podiatry Services. Union Podiatry Top Doc Dr. Senatore has completed dozens of long-distance races, including the Boston Marathon, giving him a unique understanding of treatments for sports injuries of the lower extremities. The practice also specializes in treatment of foot and leg problems in infants and children.

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