By Anthony R. Marino, MD Stress fractures are tiny cracks in bone. Runner’s often have stress fractures in the weight bearing bones of their lower legs and feet. Stress fractures are serious running injuries that pose a significant long term limitation and require considerable time off. Cause The most common cause of stress fractures is … Read More
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By Anthony R. Marino, MD Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is caused by irritation of the iliotibial band, which is the muscle and tendon on the outside of your knee, as it rubs the outside of the distal femur. It is caused by increasing mileage too quickly, changes in your downhill running, muscle imbalance around the … Read More
By: Anthony R. Marino, MD Runner’s knee, also called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is an irritation of the cartilage or tissue underneath the kneecap or the patella. The majority of running injuries are knee injuries and 50% of runners over time experience knee pain. PFPS typically flares up after long runs, when you’ve had to … Read More