Running, as many athletes and fitness fanatics are well aware of, can often lead to foot, knee and hip injuries as a result of repetitive overload. But many of the aches and pains that nag runners can be easily avoided and remedied.
In the above Stanford Health Care video, Michael Fredericson, MD, director of the Stanford Runner's Injury Clinic and head team physician with the Stanford Sports Medicine Program since 1992, provides an overview of prevention and treatment strategies for six of the most common running injuries. He also describes advancements in non-surgical treatment options for patients who don't respond to standard therapies.
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